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Summer of ’75

July 1, 2015

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Time to reach for the racquet press –
ease the peeling frame from
winter, re-tape the grip.

Sunny nets, tennis whites
and new balls please.

Legs brown as hens’ eggs,
warmer to the touch, to the flick
of crisp pleats, Fred Perry slick.

Cut grass to swoon by, tramlines
sharp, stiff new white plimsolls;
crank up the low-slung net.

Sunny whites, tennis sets
and new boys please.

The year school went co-ed –
mixed doubles, half volleys,
heart flurries. Let!

Sunny lobs, tennis whites
and new balls please.

Strawberries swelling red,
skin-warm scones (soft give)
heavy with Devon’s clotted best.

Time to reach for summer –
long green lawn days.

New boys please.
New balls. Yes.

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