ISSN 2371-350X


Sanford Roth






more damn buttons than a spaceship



another restless night

spent trying to teach

the covers who’s the



the morning shit

clogs the toilet on

the courtesy flush


damn sausage and



you’d love to make

some coffee but the

coffeemaker has more

damn buttons than

a spaceship


toast it is


time to go try to start

a vehicle made in the

last century and go

to work


you grab your neon

vest and a trash bag


they don’t pay for

aluminum like they

used to












it’s the type of

storm where i

wouldn’t be

surprised if i

looked outside

and i’d see



arthritis raging


it’s time to go

to bed with an

old bottle of



my family is

afraid i’m going

to kill myself

one day


i’ve told them

to embrace their













J.J. Campbell


J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) is currently trapped in suburbia. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Mad Swirl, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Because Eileen and Horror Sleaze Trash Quarterly. You can find J.J. most days on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights.

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