“The winner is… Conner White.”
They were standing, applauding him.
He was finally getting the credit he was due
after 70 years.
he hadn’t prepared his speech.
He tried to put one together
as he climbed the steps.
Awards should have been parceled out over the years,
so many people to thank.
Connor went to take
the naked gold man from the actor’s hands;
the actor didn’t let go.
“I’m sorry there’s been a mistake. I should have–”
Connor didn’t let him finish,
he grabbed the statue and ran.