Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Perfect Note Goodbye By J.J. Campbell

it's that sinking
feeling once

every other week
is the end of some
world it seems

the tragedy is how
easy the shotgun
goes in your mouth
these days

god gave you short
arms to avoid that

but you have plenty
of belts around and
practice makes perfect

but you promised
a lonely woman in
Virginia you wouldn't
kill yourself until you
had the perfect note

I'd love to kiss that
lonely woman just

because it's on the
nights like these that
the perfect note is
getting easier to

About J.J. Campbell:

J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) is currently trapped in suburbia. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Synchronized Chaos, Under the Bleachers, Misfit Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy and Mad Swirl. His most recent chapbook "the taste of blood on christmas morning" was published by Analog Submission Press. You can find J.J. most days waxing poetic on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (http://evildelights.blogspot.com)


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