Poetry from J.D. Nelson

 
 the window of the shampoo ice
  
 the kaiser roll of the sky is the law of the lake
 to eat a burger on the open norse day
  
 your old chewy ticket is the radio rock of the talon
 eating a hungry hippo with a marble in my mouth
             
 lending a measure to the crow
 the breaking clone of the door
  
 sleep is the rule of the great apple
 the sleeping hum is the cloud of the wall
  
 that walknut of the ironed face
 the street puppet of the moth
 
  
 the song of the lower limbs and the paint of the freezing face
  
 this idea is the paint of the globe
 this is the number of the roses and that is certain 
  
 to lake a lark
 to win a letter of the working duck
  
 the sinking fish
 the lizard of the jumble
  
 care for a chair (mcdonald’s coffee)
 in the cave of the parrots
  
 that coffee was in the shape of a rose
 answering my skull when I’m in the rainbow shoes
  
 the losing brick sauce
 the navel orange is the bat of the produce
 
  
 the household of mars
  
 that apple plank is the standard of the forest
 the bat’s head was like milk in the furnace
  
 the winter seed is the diamond of the cacao
 losing a worm to look for a wheel
  
 that normal eye in the chair
 the coin and that seventh myriad
  
 my sleeping head swims
 we are in the stomach of the goat’s raspberry
  
 the shadow rabbit is the coil of the present
 winning at the battleship game
 

bio/graf 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 first full-length collection, entitled In Ghostly Onehead, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. His work has recently appeared in E·ratio, Otoliths, BlazeVOX, and Word For/Word. Visit www.MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado

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