Don Kingfisher Campbell
MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, listed on Poets & Writers, founder of POETRY people youth writing workshops; publisher of Spectrum magazine; leader of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College and been a Guest Teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years. Want a poet in your classroom, library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or event? Please email:

The War at Costco

Every car in line is a tension
bomb wanting to race off

Put the nozzle in the hole and
impregnate your tank with gas

Our wallets are spewing money
into offshore corporate accounts

Yet we rejoice that we don’t live
in the vicinity of a dick-tater

Aren’t we all prawns in the wire
basket of doomed creation

Live today, Hurt tomorrow
If we could only be the Earth

and renew ourselves for a few
billion years until the next bang

 2022 Don Kingfisher Campbell
Don Kingfisher Campbell was a Featured Poet at the June 2022 Second Sunday Poetry Series