J.J. Campbell

the only thing that ever excited me

a woman asked me
the other day why
i write poetry

i told her because
it is the only thing
that ever excited
me

other than the
possibility of
murder for
a living

she laughed like
i was joking

when i informed
her that at eighteen
i realized it was
either scribbling
in a notebook
or serial killer,

she started to
realize this was
a can of worms
that never should
have been opened

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