Chris Rock and the Academy Awards

Cheesy award shows
appeal to me
American Idol
one example
funny because I am
generally
opposed
to winners and losers
but if they’re singing
a good song
different from
Bronx School of Science
where you win your seat
Every year friends text me
how much they
hate this year’s
Academy Awards
slow and boring
various people
make unfortunate comments
every year
I watch
for Cate Blanchett’s
beautiful blue dress
Chris Rock trying hard
to tell us
white liberals
we have a problem
for Chris Rock being
Chris Rock no matter what
for all the other dresses
that I can
like and dislike
freely for the beautiful
Italian music composer
who finally won
for the
way Hollywood fantasies
have so little to do
with laundry and all
parts of my life
except for going
to the movies.

Esther Cohen
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