"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
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) is the author of ten print chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). 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. His haiku blog is at JDNelson.net. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA. He recommends the Denver Rescue Mission.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Friday, June 4, 2021 - 05:37