Poetry Showcase: J.D. Nelson

up at three (wintry mix)

“earth” has been shortened to “ea”
I’m growling the alphabet

what can we do?
we can’t punish the machines

writing poetry is like eating a giant egg
& the yolk is in your hair
& the bits of broken shell are in your mouth
& you can’t spit them out

why is the godhead a tree
& a mountain
& a bird
& a person running down the mountain?

now go thru the wall

              here I am in the next room
              go ahead - try it!                                                        
the stripe of sprite

when I become the rung
I will drink a sluice of vegetable juice

this is a page from a new book
this is heaven inside of a glass jar

this is the shape of winter with the new snow
this world has the most I’ve ever seen

someone says that there are
            enough stars for three universes

           a pie, now
           start on level five

nothing is the night

oak-meal is the science
the clipping of the radio

when we are in the sea
certain candles light themselves

I’m cooking a meal of pine trees
I’m a worried waffle

in my time in the reeds
the cheese was my night-light

                an angel
                a bee


Bio: 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 poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. Visit http://MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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