Thursday, March 14, 2019

like a shadow that punches back by J.J. Campbell

sometimes it's
as easy as just
closing my eyes

sometimes the
nightmares follow
me like a shadow
that punches back

there's no reason
to believe you'll
fall in love again

no reason to think
the muse will ever
stumble upon your
porch again

and the prices aren't
getting any cheaper
on the brides from


J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) was raised by wolves but still managed to graduate high school with honors. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Word Dish, Horror Sleaze Trash, Synchronized Chaos, Mad Swirl and Rusty Truck. You can find him most days on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights (


  1. Really like this poem. Thank you for sharing

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