Russia There, but only once Enthralled, but not deeply enough Captivated, but incompletely Awed, but insufficiently To you, Russia, I someday must return For now, memories sustain me

I waited

I waited For my moment To touch greatness For that chance to grab the so-called brass ring To be number one For the spotlight to shine on me To feel the sun’s warmth all over my body And it never came But in disappointment I found something else Something more important Peace