J.J. Campbell

a dylan song come to life

i used to be able
to dream in colors
now, it is simply
despair
 
this beautiful woman
once told me i would
look better if i could
smile more
 
i once tried that
but only frightened
little kids
 
now i look like
someone who lives
in the creases of time
 
a poet
 
a dylan song 
come to life
 
the romantic notion
that stringing together
a few words can evoke 
change
 
somewhere in that pile
of dark thoughts a little 
boy first saw a rainbow 
and thought of magic
 
the balloons became a 
dog and if he imagined 
enough
 
that dog spoke spanish
and told him the secrets
of the world

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