Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Three Poems by J. D. Nelson

 


the crystalline word

 

in the garden where I was born

I am in time to snort

 

the mirrored earth is the best planet in the polls

we can eat the earth with one brain in each hand

 

your own chain is a letter x

& now for the punishment

 

peep! peep!

how much is a world?

 

into a state with a grapeless grape

soaring with earth birds


 

milk ants

 

the griffin said

 

here is some breakfast

I hope you like fish!

 

(we didn’t

but we were so hungry)

 

I have my oatmeal at midnight

I have my softsoap on a rope

 

earth is a poetry planet

say yes with one eye closed


 

these blasted rats

 

the oceans vent into my home

I’m riding the blank aria

 

I’m the unified ghost-man

speaking to the whole earth

 

the clown robs us of our clouds

earth is all over the place

 

this new earth candy

this steamed orion

 

the snappy crackler pops a large onion

we walk thru the walls wearing slacks

 

 


 

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.

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