For Charles Mingus,
on His Birthday

by J. D. Nelson
 
clap clap
for the mad
jazz
genius

the moon's full

we dance,
we jump, 

we jazz
this

smooth

bounce 


 2006 by J. D. Nelson. All rights reserved.

J. D. Nelson experiments with words and sound in his subterranean laboratory. His poems have appeared in many small press publications, both print and online.