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 Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.


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