He throws the basketball in the air

it strikes the backboard and is hurled

back at him; he runs, catches it

midair and leaps, dunking it

into the hoop.


The term “Rebound” often

takes on the connotation

of succeeding with something fresh

and new, but he wipes the sweat

from his bow and smiles, for he knows

that a rebound is a score that you make

on a second or third attempt

with the same ball.