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𝐆𝐨π₯𝐟

I headed off to golf at early morn.
Was still quite dark when I got to the tee.
I hit my first tee shot at crack of dawn.
A mighty strike, it flew left, hit a tree.
I knew it had, for though I couldn’t see
A bloody thing, I heard that woody sound,
And then a white projectile whizzed by me.
It missed, for I’d already gone to ground,
Anticipating just such a rebound.
But then a crash! β€” The sound of breaking glass!
(So far, I thought, this is a lousy round.)
I heard some shouting β€” better get my ass
Away from there β€” I slunk back to the car.
With pencil, marked my card β€” first hole β€”a par.

β€” D.N. O’Brien