The critics rant on and on
about how Green Book was a ‘bad call’, resentment
as thick as hair on a dog’s back.
Yet word from those who’ve done their homework
is how Donald Shirley himself told writer Nick Vallelonga
to write it from his and his fathers perspective.
The actors, producers, directors, spent
hours putting together a movie about love
and what it means to accept one another.
After hearing Spike Lee claim
“it’s not my cup of tea,” I stop
until my hands relax their clutch.
I carry on writing,
pouring out every part of me
and I make it look easy.
That’s how it should appear,
natural and as meant-to-be
as a long awaited story.