Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Four Poems by J.D. Nelson


 

this is what I do with the dream messages

 

using the hindsight method

using clamps

 

speaking of sticky noodles in sauce

I see the world in this colour scheme

 

like radio free goodwill

like a rainbow sherbet youth group

 

using foam to advertise the winning fish

a gallon of glue might make a meal

 

a creaking rose woke me up this morning

my bag of groceries is in the trunk 

 

 

it helps to know a mirror

 

the centered moss

the private glow

 

in the country of the salads

the clone is the dot of the flute

 

beneath the 7th room is the tunnel to the bread

that old sock is the flight of the princeton

 

cop

y the lock

 

the clean willow 

 

 

the brain balm in the alabaster jar

 

the heart of the velvet head

the new eye of the world

 

I have a chip in my head

I’m scrambling a new egg

 

worm lamp

 

[this is the buffer between planets]

 

word lamp

 

the sordid eye beam

the plaid rainbow

 

I’m the creature with a calm name

the calm name of the world 

 

 

the meal of the sun

 

the night words

the cardboard beacon

 

locking hands

worth a night of the day

 

the smart earth

the bright sun of the face

 

I was a lake

a marshmallow

 

I eat the soot of the nike farm

I was the original frog 


 


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). Visit http://MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

2 comments:

  1. These a great. Thank you for turning the spotlight on J.D. Nelson.

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