Two Poems by J.D. Nelson

latchy king boat (a hand in the water)

brain in the box to go
the kingship watkins

the young mustard
the croaking lemur

in the salad eye
let me be the world

when you do, you don’t
a series of wet napkins

the night of the walking nothing

the spider waits for the spider-man to run thru the sandwich hall

a concord of the smith to share a sainted hello
that meatloaf is the pen of the pocket

            that languishing frost
            that lemon squint

the clay of the mortal robe
the pucker of the small earth

language is the paper of the wolf in the tree

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His first full-length collection of poetry, entitled In Ghostly Onehead, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

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