"sun chain," "the sirius yard is the color of the sea," and "the radio clue or clock"

sun chain

we learn of the world in socks
we eat the eggs of the family lizard
I’m drinking a gallon of toast
the burger of the violet machine
I’m sailing in the moonstream
I’m walking with the white noise feet
we can hear the sunshine
nothing in the tree is a secret



the sirius yarn is the color of the sea

I am the clorox of the walnut
I am the soft ankle of the daylight
tracking the harsh neighbor
the nova gloom
the careful denim dream
the starboard life of the coconut
the big gulp of the chargers game
I was the clean broom of the hand
in the chamber of the crying glue
I was a glum drum



the radio clue or clock

the shark of the paper
we lasso the chocolate
the suit and burger to lose me
the parrot of the bald lemon
             I was in the middle of the room
             I witnessed that classic asp
the little lake tigers are in alphabetical order
the scientific bread of the language



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 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 23:20