Thursday, August 8, 2019

J. D. Nelson - Five Poems

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words and sound in his subterranean laboratory. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.NW


1. meet me at that old red barn restaurant

it’s my birthday again
thank you for this night & day

galaxy & gallacks
that snappy foot

in 1984 I was 13
fronk was the clipped-up rook that year

2. wit som the say der aur

in any camp with slow toe the sloth slaw
this one cricks and later shins

nee the same wet wee that grow to grab to graw
wheat was a bumper until that day desk

sweet water is the news eye
and that crack unto the day when i dispose of wheat

3. if my voice were a gunboat

if anything is a lantern
when i was a back-born tibb

when i came back through the wall
I had a set of luggage like wo-ow

it doesn’t mean I wasn’t afraid of bags

4. rice and beans and we understand

the inevitable name change
from earth to what

something from the midnight world

what did you ask me in the dark hall

how long does it take to walk
12 blocks

the woodsman knows the hum
good morning to the trees

5. understander

that take with cake
and the sack of dun fun the fuddle

the circle now
nice and round
the people will love it

roots down into the ground

why is there no world in the world

this is the standard woof and delete