Sunday, October 2, 2022

Three Poems by J.J. Campbell

a tornado watch in february

here comes
the thunder

the wind that
damages more
than just money

cats and dogs
running for
cover as the 
bones start
to ache

nothing quite
like a tornado
watch in 

the parking lot of the grocery store

i was pumping gas
the other day and 
i swear i saw a duck
get on top of a car
off in the distance

for a second, i
thought maybe it
was another acid

when i got done
pumping and got
my receipt, i drove
over into the parking
lot of the grocery

sure enough, there
was a fucking duck
on top of a red car

happy and warm
in the sunshine

too bad it wasn't 
a damn convertible

consumed with war these days

i sit back and
watch the birds
fight outside
of the kitchen 

every living thing
consumed with
war these days

i wonder what 
god pissed those
birds off

the rain starts to 
fall again

i better get out of
this chair before
arthritis says no

in the front yard

a squirrel is
one giant leap

the stupid fucker
is about three
moments away 
from his death

J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) is currently trapped in suburbia, plotting his escape.  He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Synchronized Chaos, Terror House Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Rye Whiskey Review, and The Beatnik Cowboy.  You can find him most days on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (

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