“the panda had a matchbook” and Other Poems, by J. D. Nelson

the panda had a matchbook

in the garden of the boiling hobby
the burger of the law is the mystic iron
standing like a charmed echo
a concerned duck, wishing
the challenge to eat a brain of the winter
science says that we have the morning
in the bubble of the strange steak
to win a western coin of the daybreak variety
the soda walker is the serious funnel
I was in the shape of milk
I won a news machine for liking the butter
and then there is the layer of the frogs

wat epue

the smiling air at the lake of nerves

the caring heart of the sandwich

the mirror of the oval is the headlamp here on the nile

            the soup farm

            the sudden sun

the cloud imparts a noun

the law is the crease of the cheese

the sadness when I am alone in the bright wind

the million worlds of the moth

sirius milk
to share a milk

this is the wheel of the cereal oink
the window minnow is the nothing of the lake

the rabbit with the coin of chance
the saint of the pies

with the wings of the ringo
the cider ankle was the barrier

the partnership of the oaks
if the radio were a book

the same smile when I am the curled egg
the cereal fork of the mortal pine

alluding to the nothing
to the grape salad

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 http://www.MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

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