Spectator Sport



Trapped within a cage

the spectators voices shrilly

mimicking their movements

acting silly


Shiny baubles

oh so close

carefully watching

as the spectators boast


Ignoring the sign

saying not to touch

calling to them

the temptation is too much


A woman approaches

with a small child

I mimic their gestures

my behavior is mild


The candy is close

almost within my grasp

trying to be cool

letting a small time elapse


Got it!

the woman begins to scream

pulling the child back

dropping his ice cream


The candy is mine

I will do it again

enjoying my prize

as the crowd grows thin


copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce






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