Poems of the Week


by Stephen Gold

Former tennis star “Boris Becker jailed for two years for hiding assets after bankruptcy”
The Guardian

A man of many faces,
Who bumbled into crime,
Once famed for serving aces,
Is now just serving time.

His shot at expiation
Was hit with too much spin,
And hence his new location,
No longer OUT! but IN!

The moral of this folly?
When candor falls so short,
One can expect a volley,
In quite a different court.