Losers

by flammeusgladius

Losers

Russia’s still losing. So say experts here.
I’m not surprised the narrative is such.
Stuck in this globe’s oppressive atmosphere,
Those Russian rockets never were worth much.
Plus, every Russian runner needs a crutch
Just to advance from “A” to nearby “B.”
At glory vainly Russian athletes clutch
And only manage notoriety.
Anyhow, that’s the story. It will be
The same no matter what events transpire.
The West adores this tale unfailingly.
From telling it the West will not retire—
And Russians in Ukraine can’t beat the spin.
They’ll lose and lose and lose – until they win.

–Tom Riley