It’s time for Thanksgiving, that time of year;
We meet with friends and begin holiday cheer
As tennis goes, it is time for our break;
To see what year end rankings have at stake
Who gets benchmarked, and who appeals?
And then the plotting for next year rosters reveal
Did the fall match tankings really pay off?
Or will Todd Reed have final say, and just jerk us all off?
If the Fall gives us hints of what is about to appear;
The Spring line ups that which players start to revere
Will Sisk and Le still be playing on one team?
Who’ll be on the roster to keep those two clean?
If tri-level gives me any indication;
Will Kingsley get bumped down and start giving dictation?
Whatever collaboration that have up their mind;
My nod goes to them to leave all others behind.
With Ryan and Shawn back down to 4.0;
And Clarks’s roster of players, they make it a go
If these 3 captains really pull it together;
Freeman in Houston will be calling Pete Delkus bout the weather
But that’s just 4.0, we have 4 other levels;
What else is in store and what else will be settled?
Starting as 3.0 is as low as I go;
And Bender is back to win, place, and show.
With Bender gone, 3.5 is fair game;
A chance for the country clubbers to make their own claim?
Will it be CC ? They’ve been there before;
But McKinney and Stonebridge will be knocking on their door
As for 4.5, its been Russo making the press;
Taking the fall with ease and less stress
A Red and Blue team he gave us this Fall;
Just needing a White team to make Pats of us all
But Reiman and Nancy still haven’t lost sight;
And are surely to be Spring’s Nemesis to fight
As for 5.0, the real clubs start to appear;
The Village and T-Bar are the ones to fear
Shit, T-Bar don’t even botha with 3.5 or 4.0;
Cuzz they know at 5.0 they have win, place or show.
Yeah, I know, I used the same rhyme twice;
Just getting drunk on wine and old pumpkin spice
So enough of my drinking and poetry in flight;
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night.