The first man or woman

or was it

The first male or female

quite incongruously
you might add

by someone
who clearly is
a non-male

Naomi Osaka
The first Japanese
man or woman
to win the US Open

the anomaly corrected much later
in one of the half hourly reports
by a female sports presenter
who took a long time to do
on my morning SAFM radio

overshadowed it was said
by the loser’s outburst
before she actually lost
(if you get my drift)

the loser penalized
severely it is said
the males historically
coming off the lighter

is it tennis
you ponder
or the age-old

way of doing
way of seeing

it’s just not

is it