PERHAPS YOU'RE RIGHT

Perhaps you’re right when you tell me
I’m taking this
too seriously.
But my disputes with the directors and their so-called visions
always result in Oscars. They thank me

later post-awardspeech, post-afterparty
where I’m often not
mentioned at all.
My recognition is not uncontrolled prurient ambition,
though everybody in this work feels that way.

Perhaps you’re right when you tell me
I’m taking this
too seriously.
But my disputes with the directors and their so-called visions
always result in Oscars. They thank me

later post-awardspeech, post-afterparty
where I’m often not
mentioned at all.
My recognition is not uncontrolled prurient ambition,
though everybody in this work feels that way.