J.J. Campbell

with a tear in my eye

woke up on the edge
of the world watching 
the sunrise with a tear 
in my eye
 
every magical moment
of my adult life has been 
spent alone
 
unless i’m going to count
all these bottles as the 
friends that would never 
leave me
 
it’s the quiet nights
 
the nights where the pain
cuts a little deeper
 
where i wonder how long
it is going to take to find 
my body
 
when you slip through
the cracks there are no 
calls to the police for 
them to check on you
 
i’d love to move to
someplace where 
i could die alone
 
just the casual sound
of water as i drift away
 
ashes spread along
some coast i never
got to enjoy
 
i’m sure the poems will
be good enough to help 
start a fire

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