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Three Poems
by J. D. Nelson


oh, all right

we can see that movie again.
it's been playing in a loop
in my head
& I know it by heart.
I've picked up on all of
the more subtle symbolism --
no one wants to hear the expert,
but he won't believe that.
I just keep bumming
french fries
off of girls
who would never go out
w/ me
but would like their lovers
to be as sensitive & brilliant
as I am.
I'm a crazy man --
I write numbers on napkins.
tell me that this
isn't the best ketchup, ever!



unemployment poem

soup scent:
bee line
to my frozen
nostrils

dog shit dessert cart
unfolding before my eyes
by the column inch

how can you have
any pudding if
you don't beat
the street?



Sunday

I found some grass.
I watched the Raiders
beat the Chiefs -- barely!

I had a spicy sandwich
& Mexi-bake
for dinner.

I washed it down
with two glasses of
apple-carrot juice.

I crowned myself king
of the cookies.

The rest of you
are just insane --

red-eyed babies
huddling in America's
phone booths.

No money
for Slurpees --
sorry.



About the author:
J. D. Nelson's poems have appeared in many print and online publications, including 'The Best of the Dream People Poets' chapbook. Visit his website for more information.



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