they gave me a ribbon
for coming second
scarlet with gold lettering
I remember thinking
I had achieved something
I remember thinking
second was good
years ago
it seemed like enough
I never wanted to win anything
until I saw you smile
suddenly I desired to be the one
number one the only one
to hold first place in your heart
though there was no prize
You valued so many things
leaving me to occupy a lower tier
and it is not enough
When I feel like screaming out
that I deserved more
I remember the smooth silk
and its golden threads
A reward for losing
I didn't even try
years ago
before you
second was enough...
they gave me a ribbon

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