Tennis Mala

Pure focus, sharp timing, clear finesse.

It doesn't happen magically.

Or by luck.

Raw talent isn't enough.

It happens only with practice.

There are layers to such practice.

The feet, the toss, the reach, the twist.

All perfectly timed and perfectly linked.

Like a mala, 

a garland of movements,

 fluid and fierce,

under the glare of the sun.