XI: Poetry by J.J. Campbell & Photography by Jessica Schroer-Smalley

these pillows

whispers at four
in the morning

i’m alone and
dreaming again

your soft lips
and my lonely

these pillows
probably wish
i looked better


J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) is currently trapped in suburbia. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Because Eileen, Horror Sleaze Trash Quarterly, In Between Hangovers, Mad Swirl, Your One Phone Call, and ZYX. His most recent chapbook, Consequences No Longer Matter, was published by Epic Rites Press as part of the Punk Chapbook Series 2016. You can find J.J. most days on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights.

Jessica Schroer-Smalley is a photographer from Shelton, CT. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including 11 seconds before the rain, The Adroit Journal, and Vogue. To learn more about Jessica’s photography and also view more of her diverse portfolio, please visit her site, it’s a small world, at www.jescamoon.com.


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