Monday, 1 August 2022

Three Poems by J. D. Nelson

 


midnight birthday poem

 

a wooden earth, aglow

is that your policy?

 

for a drop of carrot juice

I’ll need to see your ID

 

my whistling hand

in the mirror

 

a coin of wicker

 

tonight is the glass

water is the goodness



earthling akin

 

the truth about tomatoes

is it me?

 

the skin of the grape

 

this one

this one, too

 

a dream: a scoop of rice

a miraculous nothing

 

& nowhere

a tree


 

milk, um

 

I am the firmament

super robotic

 

a machine now

a little world

 

a dangling hoof

a normal idea

 

lose my number

put it in a basket

 

be a dream

a new milk


 




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 The Mad Verse of J. D. Nelson • Poetry for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at http://JDNelson.net. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

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