Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Four Fabulous Poems by J.D. Nelson


this was the lake at the top of the trail


I was at the lake

when the water was low


there were earth birds

gulls and crows



the light was full

and there was a breeze


the lake light

and the wind               the window


the high sun and the lovely breeze

the smell of lake in the sand


learning to love sleep in the garden


what was that?

a silver shadow

seeking in the margins


a peel back

a pool bop

of the oval

a swum


it was a make-a-cake kind of day


we have the storm in a jar

miniature lightning bolts


why is not a candle

the burning end of pock?


soon, reggae james or jams could come running down the mountain


do you have all of your paperwork and poetry?

another antler for showing up with the dark tornado


the cockroaches were juggling ice cubes

no, that wasn’t the reason the poems ate the earth


leave the equipment behind and eat the earth naturally

I become the particle ant, that master insect


the money machine is eating the earth

words to write poetry like a bear in the jungle


there was a body of the lord in the stars for ten days

and there is a miracle clown in the dishes now


crayon breath for most of the morning

a wedding cake with a real diamond centre for the kids

there were bugs in my food today and I liked them

that means nothing to the people in the dirty air


frog monikers


and you don’t go to see the sure ship of the togger with ronson


the police have the stars in a jar at the bar

the points of the stars are sharp

and tiny beams shoot down to the earth


everyone learns the hand of the way

to learn the earth is another wall of the action


roam the grounds like a hound


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 first full-length collection, entitled in ghostly onehead, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. Visit www.MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

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