Previous Feature: J.J. Campbell

J.J. Campbell is author of the full-length poetry collection, Sofisticated White Trash (Interior Noise Press, 2013). To learn more about J.J. and his poetry, please visit his blog, Evil Delights. Or, check out his site for a list of his many publications.


park bench

sometimes i like to sit
on a park bench and
just think

think about how much
it would cost for the
hot one in front of me

to make me forget about
another lonely saturday night


keepin’ it real

some fools believe
prayer will get us
out of here

i prefer to think
that cash is a
quicker option


pretty girls

none of the pretty girls
ever throw themselves
at me

thank god there are no
pretty girls here


the dreamers

the dreamers believe
they will find love one

i look around and
realize all the dreamers
have moved on


how to survive life on the street

i learned as a child
that on some streets
you just keep your
eyes straight ahead
and only ask questions
when you get behind
closed doors


Editor’s Note: The five poems above first appeared at the boutique’s sister-site, Midnight Lane Gallery, as a part of The Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest. Three of the pieces were utilized in The Honorable Mentions Extravaganza.

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