The Orange Room Review

Accessible poetry of substance

country music on the radio

by J. D. Nelson

I'm not a big fan
& I'm not sad --
I'm only listening to it
because the station's out of Dallas,
which is probably 1000 miles away.
I'd like to get one of those
shortwave radios
so I can get transmissions
from Europe & elsewhere.
The DJ is talking about Elvis
& you know who
that reminds me of, don't you?
I haven't seen her in almost a year.
I wonder what she thinks about me.
I need a better antenna.

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. He lives in Colorado, USA. Visit J. D.'s website for more information: