"rose milk," "somewhat's later," and "in the garden where you told me that you loved bacon and I oinked"

rose milk

make a solar contribution
make curtains from a hemp parachute
 
one of those people with a lantern
dressing up like a llama
 
            this will be the first time I’ve seen you
            since the beginning of the world
 
pick your pillow on earth carefully
 
                        would you like one, too?
                        they grow on the trees here
                        so you can have as many as you’d like
                        we grow on the trees here, too
                        why don’t you?
 
if you have to eat the earth, well, you might as well be a vole
you flowed into this world so convincingly
 
a willingness to fly
this liter is the best of the water

 


 

somewhat’s later

whale you’re up early
the light from an uppersun
 
a handfish sleeping in the wrong ink pool
wurb I mean wurm now in a quiet sauce
 
butterfield
cannons
jousting loudly aloud
 
sink again into the pilaf mindset
starred & mirrored high tops
 
blip blown ritual
ave becomes st
 
trying to fight off a panic attack with my mind
a plane crossing the international date line is a sea cow
 
foot’s asleep a sleek
sharkbiting oh my
 
made of elvis
the card says you’re up at 6:45

 


 

in the garden where you told me that you loved bacon and I oinked

bath, england
            where romans ate
 
we have the right to be born naked
 
            a bluebird hen
 
a red wall to climb
or sit upon
or lean against
you know, like they do in peanuts
 
earth is an early world
would things work better if there were two suns?
 
and in winter, the cloud shrugs

 

 

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 first full-length collection, entitled In Ghostly Onehead, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. His work has recently appeared in E·ratio, Otoliths, BlazeVOX, and Word For/Word. Visit www.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 Friday, June 4, 2021 - 05:37