Ed Ochester

Country: United States
Language(s): English

What I learned from the Rosanne Show 

I like Rosanne,
she sounds like a duck,
and as I watch her this morning
with my mother who is 92 and
dozing off in the heat and
who is largely deaf anyway and 
who leaves on the tv because 
these mysterious images are 
a window onto a world she 
resigned from years ago,
I perceive that Rosanne 
is at a monster car rally
and drag strip and is talking
to a black woman kickboxer who
brags that she can “beat the [bleep]
out of any man” and proceeds
to demonstrate her skills against
two men out of whom she beats
the [bleep] & then Rosanne interviews 
a gorgeous Asian stunt woman and 
kickboxer in a black leotard who 
demonstrates with the same two guys
that she also can kick the [bleep] 
out of any man, and then Rosanne
gets into a monster truck with 
tires the size of small houses
and flattens a couple of junker cars
and at this point Mom wakes up and shouts
“WHAT ARE THEY DOING?” and I shout
BOY JERK” and Mom laughs and 
shouts “THAT ROSANNE!” and shuffles 
into the kitchen where two hours
before lunchtime she takes out
the tuna salad so it won’t be 
too cold for her teeth.