and there has to be one

he begins

not the one that wins
we don’t allow winning anymore
we only take part in a group,
there’s no second, third or
even a last
we all come in first
we’re all number one.

but one does not get a gold
because the gold’s all been sold
along with the silver.

We participate for a certificate
which we hang on a wall
and what does that mean?

it means bugger all.

I still want one.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.