Sunday, September 1, 2019

a cold look in the mirror each morning by J.J. Campbell

the older i get
the longer the
stays with

i used to be
able to drink
it away

smoke it away

fuck it away

now, it’s a
cold look in
the mirror
each morning

asking yourself
why god hates
you and realizing
your father never
loved you and
died happy
about it

your greatest
revenge is
having every
possible child
with his dna

J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) was raised by wolves and is currently trapped in suburbia. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Record Magazine, Misfit Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy, Mad Swirl and Synchronized Chaos. His latest chapbook, the taste of blood on christmas morning, was published by Analog Submission Press in July 2018. You can find him most days on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (

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