Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Poem by J.J. Campbell

the first crack of thunder

the first drops of
rain since god
knows when

off in the distance
old wind chimes
try to make a

a few seconds
of utopia in the
middle of nowhere

the kittens run for
cover at the first
crack of thunder

i laugh

it's not often we
get to see innocence
out here anymore
J.J. Campbell lives and writes on a farm in Brookville, Ohio. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at The Camel Saloon, Carcinogenic Poetry, ART:Mag, ZYX and Zygote in My Coffee. His first full length collection of poetry is due out in 2012 from Interior Noise Press. You can find J.J. most days on his blog,

1 comment:

  1. Wow! this poem just knocked me out--chills and everything--powerful wonderful words--really put me in the moment. Brilliant!