prolegomenal puff

by J.D. Nelson


kliff, the baron of the market
        the chain of the hearse


the scraping giraffe was the national outlaw
wired chuck, the name of the balance


hear that calm nun?
the young clown is a s-u-r-f word


the neighboring wolf
wrapped in the blanket of the noon


the wallet of the sandwich tick
the saint peter of the sea


        the lard of love
        win a lard lego





J. D. Nelson’s poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. His first full-length collection of poems, entitled *in ghostly onehead*, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.