in the box of the tomorrow skull fragrance & pasta bowling & forest hush is this ladder a worm to snow? you bother me danish zoo sherman coyote chickpea— don’t! halo farm in charge of the sauce (mumble, mumble) crackling toulouse shopping for a tooth at the old ben franklin store balking falcon J. D. Nelson’s poems have appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of ten print chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including *Cinderella City* (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Nelson’s first full-length collection is *in ghostly onehead* (Post-Asemic Press, 2022). Visit MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at JDNelson.net. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.