In honor of National Poetry Month, I challenged myself to write a
tanka poem to accompany this photo I took of Jose Reyes. The photo catches him just prior to the beginning of
Friday Saturday night’s game–awaiting his opportunity to run out of the dugout and on to the field for his very first game back with the team since he went on the DL in May 2009.
Sinew struggling in
its unfamiliar stillness
sight of prey beckons.
flesh healed, the captive struggles
delay’s wound most torturous