Dustin Luke Nelson

Group Activity Poems


Let's market ourselves as a new generation
More interested in the generation preceding.

Let's get grunge, and apply to be on
Reality TV. Let's drink all the wine,

Host a reading, and get famous for nothing.
Let's build an American Dream.


Let's eat enchiladas for dinner.
No reason in particular, I just like

Salsa. & cheese. Let's visit a farm in Minnesota
& learn to churn butter & pretend it took

us four months to get there, someone died
& that we own an animal. Let's.


Let's build a fort. That's all for today.
Just a fort. Tomorrow we'll place bird

Seed at Zeus' feet in Athen's Square
Park and watch the pigeons shit

On his legs. Let's wear
Our swimming trunks on the train.