I could be the ape of the wrong nothing


the singular chalk


the night of the peeled fork


a scone and a scarf to marble the wax


science is in the rafters and bat, bat, bat

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. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.