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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Featuring J.J. Campbell

J.J. Campbell (1976 - soon) lives and writes in a small town in Ohio. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Dead Snakes, Horror Sleaze Trash, Your One Phone Call, Chiron Review and ZYX. His most recent collection of work, Sofisticated White Trash, is available from Interior Noise Press and wherever you happen to buy books these days. You can find J.J. most days bitching about things he only cares about on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights. (
an impossible challenge

i don't know if it
was your stunning
eyes, the high
cheekbones or
your beautiful 
black skin

but i could tell
you're obviously
a woman that
doesn't take
shit from

and i'm the kind
of guy that enjoys
an impossible

but judging from
the size of the rock
on your finger and
the amount of drool
running down your
child's face

i've learned over
the years that some
challenges are better
left for some other
unlucky soul
something that looked like a hand

a woman walking
her dog found a
body in a ditch
yesterday frozen
to the ground

the authorities
think it could
have been there
for more than
a week

the woman only
recognized it was
a body when the
dog started to chew
on something that
looked like a hand

welcome to death
out here in the sticks
making the world a better place

end of the world
snowfall before
winter even begins

and then it's all
going to melt by
the weekend

these are the
moments where
i hope the floods
wipe out all the
cities on earth

and i know it's
not healthy to be
so bitter

but i'm not exactly
one of these fuckers
pretending he wants
to live forever

i've been wishing
for my death before
most of you were
even born

i can hear one of
you young hopeful
fuckers mumbling
about all the time
i could have spent
making the world
a better place

imagine how much
violence comes from
not being able to mind
your own fucking
the pain of not being good enough

adrift in exile

write out the

may this be
the final note

the final
of my ugly

no one
the pain of
not being
good enough

my ego is not
strong enough
to demand that
others do so


put a gun in
your mouth
and understand

if god loved

it never would
have come to
who's laughing now?

i once had a
dream that my
aborted child
came back to
kill me one

that always 
made me

as i always
figured she
never was

it was just
a ploy to try
to win my

of course,
she's now
with a child
living happily

and i'm all

the shotgun
leaning against
the wall over
in the corner
J.J. Campbell
51 Urban Ln.
Brookville, Ohio 45309-9277