"join the french cut green bean army," "pizza swan," and "water is underwater"

join the french cut green bean army

the old face-in-the-food gag
good for laughs at the base

mirrorshow faxes
squirshed head & letterbook

this is the x-country of the spools

sun flinch or 5¢
the flint mich coupon

that face using decimals



pizza swan

I didn’t eat the earth, as you say I did
after all, we are on earth now

            yes, but it’s in your stomach

no, it’s not

would you like to bracket the bullmost

theft of oxygen, too
the late show host holds up a sign:

your relief is like a grape balloon

moonsled ride at 4 in the dark



water is underwater

in thin dime situations,
it is best to remain calm

a found flannel ensures warmth

you are a smaller version of yourself

spinach is your invincible
iron man on the move



J. D. Nelson

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 poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. Visit MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado. He recommends Defenders of Wildlife.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:32