Thursday 28 January 2021

Three New Poems by J D. Nelson


why is there no world in the book?


to know why a bumblebee is the free coin

the lost hammer is the apple of the worried lamp


what is the sun chime doing in the night atrium

that is the layer of the clock cushion so sit down


the cloud is no more than the purple listener

and that means a marksman will go hungry


please register your clack and quack

to win the battle when there is none


is that you humming?


earth is no ways aways

happy beeper to make a language


the fonzie donnie

laughing at the park signage


the hummus clownsicle

you need a tree to start


a surge of fruit for the penance ritual

the hen’s pink leather eggs


like smart a-macks that period o’ the text






smith ixsth syruP


the coin nab (one of the world)

h.w. chape of the unne


it was a tuck or truck

a bead or bread


the bath is the miracle

michelob narnia is the grain


ah, the bland landing

cookit, look!

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). His work has recently appeared in E·ratio, Maintenant, Otoliths, BlazeVOX, and Word For/Word. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.

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