Thank You to the Academy

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.

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