I Will Tell Myself to Hush and Sleep


There is no death in the end

it is dispersed

little by little in sleep


this merciful fiction

has given us nothing to worry about

even the anxiety of death

is silent i


we become nothing in sleep

we are not even there

then we wake up


Johnathan Campbell is a poet living in Salisbury, North Carolina. He will be featured in the upcoming Fall issue of Scapegoat Review. When not writing poetry, Johnathan listens to Frank Sinatra and meticulously combs his hair.