Poems of the Week

Net Loss

by Alex Steelsmith

“Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk refused to shake hands with Belarusian opponent
Victoria Azarenka after their US Open match… [because of] Belarus’ role in Russia’s
invasion of Ukraine.The pair instead tapped rackets at the net at the end of match.”

Tournament spurnament,
tennis competitors
met at the net, but a
lot was at stake.

Given what’s happening
one had a feeling she
just couldn’t shake.