You wait, they promise. It’s the biggest deal.
An hour or two you’ll get to see
a superman of destiny – the greatest!
I ask them – Yes, but who?
Right now, it seems, they’re not allowed to tell.
But then excitement as the word goes round
first whispered, then crescendo – Say!
You’ve heard I guess? Incredible!
It’s Ronald! Ronald!
Ronald’s on his way!
I pause. My mind goes quickly to
a wave and smile I’ve seen a thousand times.
What more’s to see?
The well-worn smile? The hand on heart?
The winning way?
It’s Ronald or the Golden Gate.
Sorry, I say, I just can’t stay.