Vendors

From the book

That Sweet Diamond

by Paul B. Janeczko, Carole Katchen (Illustrator)

An army of vendors

roams the stands -

red shirts,

narrow paper caps,

aprons for money -

lugging trays of waxy cups of soda

or tubs of popcorn.

Their eyes -

the eyes of spies -

scan the fans

looking for a sign of recognition,

answer their mates as if in code:

Iiiiiiice cream!

Getcher peanuts!

Iiiiiiice cream!

Getcher peanuts!

ignoring the battle

being waged

on the field of flawless green.