Dustin Luke Nelson – 1 poem

 

Movie Trailer for Today Because Today is a Neo-Realist Day         

All the people
are real. Everywhere.
I ignore them mostly,
but I’m reminded
that they were not pre-selected
to create a realistic
yet intentionally
racially diverse
cross-section of America.
I run into the street.
I ride the train.
I talk to people
in the neighborhood
whose names I don’t know,
but I see all the time.
The Indian deli owner
who I think is named Kenny.
The laundry lady
who is getting an empanada
at the taco truck.
That young girl
who works at the pharmacy
and is never very helpful,
coming out of the fruit
market. And the day just ends
without anything heroic
or particularly memorable
happening. No one
will mention today
in any regard to me
ever again.

 

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the chapbook “Abraham Lincoln” (Mondo Bummer, 2013). He is a founding editor of InDigest and the host of the InDigest Reading Series. He is a 2012 National Poetry Series finalist and has recently had work published in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Opium, METRO Twin Cities, Scud, 3:AM, and elsewhere. His videopoetry has been featured at the O Miami Poetry Festival, The Shoebox Gallery (Minneapolis), Spring Break gallery (Miami), SCUD, Moving Poems, and elsewhere. He has been a writer and producer on Radio Happy Hour and Geocachers. He lives in Astoria and at blogsareaboutego.blogspot.com.

 

 

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