Poetry from J.D. Nelson

two daddy longlegs
wait for prey near the window—
a white candle burns

a pair of mallards—
a brown horse in the distance
its head to the ground

the almost-full moon
illuminates the roses—
the white picket fence

the highway traffic—
pine needles on the sidewalk
behind the strip mall

after the rainstorm—
the upside-down squirrel eats
from the bird feeder



J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poems have appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of ten chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Nelson’s poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net. Visit http://MadVerse.com 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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