J.J. Campbell

other than ourselves

imagine if we learned from history

imagine if we taught the truth instead of
whatever you needed to pass the test

imagine if we were never taught to be greedy
to burn the fucking bridge before it takes
you down with it

imagine if we loved someone other than ourselves

imagine if hatred didn’t come naturally

imagine if loneliness didn’t exist

imagine if we aged gracefully

imagine if our fellow man was actually our brother

imagine if the cages had no locks

__________________

a bank robber

i grew up
wanting to
be a bank
robber

that used
to make
my father
laugh

he knew
what real
crime was

he worked
for the federal
government

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