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Don Campbell

Message Massage

What is there for a man and a woman to do
But to give one body to the other

To mix souls to dance in the ether
Of thoughts shared from eye to eye

Then to touch skin through hands fingers
Traipse down the slopes of design

Find the points of intersection become some
Creatures unencumbered by coming

Shoot into cosmic feeling via mindgasm
Hold the music of embrace in time

Reproduce experience again and again
Trace further the celestial adventure

Inside a being where god is found
In the vibration of meeting sounds

When We Fuck This Time

it’s a hotel room
third floor open window

someone might see
like a billboard

through the white frames
arms wrapped around torso

legs point to ceiling
face buried in hair

tongue dances on nipple
skin change with light

but we are undisturbed
only cool fan air surrounds

our rotating bodies
rain falls on

passing cars
thank you for being

busy with your own
pubic lives

Summering The Nocturnal

There was a beast
in my bedroom last night
and it was me

The creature wanted
his lower nose
licked for attention

But that wasn’t enough
he had to tongue
his favorite cave

Until an earthquake came
then his protuberance retreated
into hiding and out

Monstrous grunts could be
heard in the chamber
luckily it was dark

From what I tell you now
you’ll know that sweat
accompanied a creative roar

After words a breeze
was switched on
by pleased sore claws


Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, has taught Writers Seminar at Occidental College Upward Bound for 35 years, been a coach and judge for Poetry Out Loud, a performing poet/teacher for Red Hen Press Youth Writing Workshops, L.A. Coordinator and Board Member of California Poets In The Schools, poetry editor of the Angel City Review, publisher of Spectrum magazine, and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. For awards, features, and publication credits, please go to: DKC.

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