Haiku: J. D. Nelson

J. D. Nelson
perched upon a fence
the crow eats a green apple—
cars on the highway


twenty butterflies—
from atop Mount Sanitas
one can see Denver


a baby rabbit
alone in the alleyway—
the pink eastern skies


the red fire hydrant—
three bats feast upon the moths
beneath the streetlight


after the rainstorm
a puddle reflects the moon—
lightning to the east


the pink moon rises—
a panda’s face in the clouds
for a few seconds


after days of rain
the night sky is filled with stars—
insect repellent


sunset at the lake—
sixteen or seventeen geese
over the water


old Mount Sanitas
in the shadow of the clouds—
the caw! of a crow


a bicycle bell—
green apples rot in the sun
beneath the old tree
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Bio: 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). Nelson’s poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. Visit http://MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at http://JDNelson.net. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

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