Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Between 2 and 1"

I seek a chasm far less great,
Than losers' spite and a winner's hate
I do not know a worse success
Than being known as second best

Shakespeare had a rival
Whose name I did not know
For the plays he'd written
Time would dare not show

If I am runner up
History makes no note
If I am forgotten
So too my vote
If I am speechless
Goodbye, immortality
If I am dead
So I remain
If I do not die number one
I'll go insane.