"that dracula crap," "the doctor of trenton is the same answer as the rose," and "the day of the rising huh"

that dracula crap

in this corner of the puppy hamlet is the virgo of the knives
the werewolf of the people and pepper
 
the diamond was a head of the light spock the nectar spock
would you corner a hare of that bubble?
 
to name a heart of the sharp opening is the boiled cave
the paper is the rifle
 
to win a skillet burger
to secrete a head of the lemon
 
scowl is the month yes a dart of the file ray
that head is the rat
 
haertling hammer is the puffin
the cloth of the tired poppy

 


 

the doctor of trenton is the same answer as the rose

how would you answer a cardboard vole?
with the bacon of the morel?
 
the steak of the clear wallet
the lion of the popcorn
 
this is the knife of the foot
the clinging moss of the lake
 
the hard luck to rock
the name of the art to win that dodge
 
that paying machine is the key of the book
building a hoax is the fanning of the cross
 
water is the luxury to print a cookie
would you butter a letter?
 
mary is the magdalene of the soft hands
the paper is the laugh

 


 

the day of the rising huh

that shoe is the head of the cloud
the long clue of the seventh
 
the apple of the dolphin
that sad apple
 
a steak of the wolf
mention a burger to the ghost
 
I felt pain in my toe and I looked down
an earwig was biting my blister
 
a year of clowns is the heart of the salad
the milk is here tonight
 
is the coin a chirp of the cotton?
that critter could be the pumpkin loan of the stop sign
 
mallard is the pie to creep with that wheat cent
the lard is the barren toff

 

 

J. D. Nelson

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. More than 1,500 of his poems have appeared in many small press publications, in print and online. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). 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 Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 22:17