Fright and Flight The sleeping farm was bathed in soft moonlight. A quiet evening, peaceful and subdued; When suddenly a single bovine mooed And then a second answered from her right. The pastured herd of cows was huddled tight Against a fence where each had calmly chewed Its cud until the tranquil quietude Was shattered and the startled herd took flight. They broke the fence and scattered in a fright The barnyard was in chaos, pigeons cooed, The sheep and geese completely came unglued. It took ‘til morning to contain the fight. The next day’s headline story brought delight; Describing “Udder Chaos in the Night.” Point, Set, & Match Serena Williams is a tennis star, A sport that’s played on asphalt, grass and clay. Serena’s good at what she does. Some say That she’s the best who ever played, by far. But others think that King and Evert were The best. Or maybe Graf, Navratilova, Seles, Goolagong or Sharapova. What about the men? There’s Federer, And Laver, Djokovic, Sampras, Nadal, Agassi, Conners, Ashe and McEnroe. So who’s the best? Don’t ask, I do not know. The Bible, though, knows who hit the first ball, And cites the first known reference to the sport: Which was when Moses served in Pharaoh’s court! James A. Tweedie is a recently retired pastor living in Long Beach, Washington. He likes to walk on the beach with his wife. He has written and self-published four novels and a collection of short stories. He has several hundred unpublished poems tucked away in drawers.