Tuesday, November 27, 2018

To Live On The Scraps By J.J. Campbell

It's the cold embrace
of an old soul

a few drinks and
then all the old

escaping death

sleeping with all the
pretty women and
their mothers

you're the quiet, bitter
soul at the table that
knows this is all

but the pretty ones
always get to have
the glory

the rugged, grizzled,
the beaten down
and broken ones are
expected to live on
the scraps

and what the glory
whores never find
out is all those pretty
women have diseases
and cost way more
than they are worth

never discount

of course, you only
learn that after it's
too late.

About J.J Campbell:

J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) was raised by wolves yet still managed to graduate high school with honors. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Dodging The Rain, Synchronized Chaos, Horror Sleaze Trash, Fourth & Sycamore and The Beatnik Cowboy. His most recent chapbook, the taste of blood on christmas morning, was published by Analog Submission Press. You can find him most days waxing poetic on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (http://evildelights.blogspot.com)

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