That Bridge In Brooklyn by J.J. Campbell

wake up each morning
and convince yourself
you’re actually living
and not just running
out the clock

prepare the paperwork
for that bridge in
brooklyn you’re
going to buy

and think that if
you stare long
enough that leggy
blonde across the
room will understand
just how much you
love her

that faces aren’t just
the same at this bar

so are the stories
and old jokes

when did a thursday
feel like a tuesday
twenty-three years

J.J. Campbell
J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) has given up the farm life and is now trapped in suburbia. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Dead Snakes, Easy Street, The Stray Branch, Pyrokinection and Horror Sleaze Trash. You can find him most days bitching about only the things he cares about on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights. (

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