Question Mark the Sun Spot

Beaver’s Pick
J.D. Nelson

Snow on the ground
on April Fool’s Day—
I come slamming back
to this world,

The walls are shaking
& the possibility
of an eruption
is very real.

Who knows for certain?
These clever priests
& scientists,
w/ their clipboards
of polished steel?

It’s too light outside
to close my eyes.

I’d like to be floating
in the blue oxygen room
down the hall.


Space-Cowboy Poet J. D. Nelson lives, writes and wrangles in Colorado, USA. His work has appeared in several online and print publications, including The Best of The Dream People Poets chapbook. J. D. has appeared as a guest on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour. Visit J. D.’s website for more. E-mail: milehighstyle[at]