"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) is the author of eleven print chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including purgatorio (wlovolw, 2024). His first full-length collection is in ghostly onehead (Post-Asemic Press, 2022). Visit his website, MadVerse.com, for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Boulder, Colorado. He recommends the Denver Rescue Mission.


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