I glance at the TV screen (thankfully on mute),

it tells me

that one quite good Tennis player who has earned $16,000,000

is playing another quite good player who has earned $14,000,000

… Obscene, unimaginable figures for normal people.

… I turn the TV off.

Strange.

I remember, vaguely from childhood,

when stats like height, weight

and whether a player used a single

or double-handed backhand

were relevant.

Time passes,

shit amasses,

and money is the lubricant of all.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

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