Sunday, 1 July 2012

Across the Green Court

Evening stretches shadows
Across the green court
All to play for now
No longer the luck of the draw
Silence claims the crowd
At love, fifteen, thirty
Baseline, net, forty
The roar of approval
The polite applause
And then the chance to settle
Old scores
Deuce
Advantage
An ace for the game
New balls please
With the fading light and the keener breeze
All to play for now
No longer the luck of the draw
As evening stretches shadows
Across the green court