The Academy Awards are tonight. Are you excited for the event? Or do you plan to avoid the TV area and subsequent media coverage?
I’m dreaming of the beautiful gowns and will live vicariously through the Vera Wang dresses and Armani tuxedos.
Shall I watch with hungry eyes
That want to devour the designer fabric?
Will I plant myself like a fern in front of the television set
To watch king Oscar make his shiny appearance?
Let me decide when the moment arrives,
My red carpet looks more like a dirty hardwood floor
And my outfit is blue jeans and light pink sweater.
Perhaps I will watch from the couch
With secret delight,
Glad I am not wearing those uncomfortable heels
Or making polite conversation
Instead of making microwave popcorn.
© 2012 Christy Birmingham