Anyone For Tennis?
What the deuce?
Tennis is being played at Roland Garros
with some players who are big hitters
and others, nervous, who get the jitters.
There are a few visitors who wear a mask
to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading,
the infectious virus everyone is dreading.
One tennis player has the onerous task
to try to come back from two sets down;
if he does so, he’ll be the talk of the town.
There’ll be the need for a change of balls
after seven games because of much wear;
some, although rare, could be threadbare.
The umpire is sitting in a chair so high
that his head could be touching the roof
he may be aloft but not in the least aloof.
Only a handful of spectators are allowed;
to the majority, this rule seems abstruse
baffled, they exclaim “What in the deuce?”
© Luigi Pagano 2020