Before the Game

From the book

That Sweet Diamond

by Paul B. Janeczko, Carole Katchen (Illustrator)

Pennants wave

on the souvenir stand

 

Sausages snap,

sizzle with onions on the grill

 

Girls with mitts

practice catches to be made

 

Scorecard

Ohhh-ficial scorecard

 

Boys, wearing caps of faraway teams,

laugh,shove

 

Peanut shells crunch underfoot

 

Cheese oozes

over nachos

 

Joy

thick as the perfume

of popcorn and

boiled hot dogs

fills the air

 

as

ticket takers call,

This way

This way to the game