Well I've waited my time, well-nigh
- for long enough: -
a pretext could not have congratulated me sooner.
I indulge in the preemptive tip of my hat and gloat,
taking pains to conceal my jubilance:
the official spark that was needed to kindle
ploys all too-long neglected.

This is not no last hurrah,
I wouldn't be such a disgrace to my protégés:
they are waving flags underneath me,
and some strategic allies are subtly winking –
I've got a few clever speeches on my mind.

When this shit blows over, who knows?;
give atrocities a few years
to become national legacy.
In the meantime I prefer to jump the gun
and remain versatile, innovative:
abiding my time until the opportunity
to make another conflict.