by J. D. Nelson

nothing to do but
make marks in
the white sand —
long winding lines,
concentric circles
& mystic hieroglyphs —
this art can’t last
forever.  it doesn’t
matter if I’ve made
any mistakes — the
cool water will
erase everything.


J. D. Nelson’s poems have appeared in many small press publications,
both in print and online. He lives in colorful Colorado. More information
is available on his

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Apple Valley Review:
A Journal of Contemporary

ISSN 1931-3888

Volume 1, Number 1
(Spring 2006)

Copyright © 2006
by Leah Browning, Editor.  

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Valley Review
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