person J.D. Nelson, one poem

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.


the lost apple of the walking ones

I arrived on a bush plane
mud makes me mad

salad green had something to say about eating nice words
the tortoise was bug-eyed and surprised when the hare swam by

why is there a drawing of a head on the wall?
the eyes are mandalas and the mouth is a portal into the next room

that train of travel will get you back to the square where you started
the apple was a circle on the board and it grew and grew and now it is the board itself

a young hum to start in the back of the ward
after the recollecting his honor will have the high toast ceremony

to make a name as the king of eating
I have the same recommendation for you



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