Pick and mix

He’s offering a pink and white
striped bag of pick and mix around
to the left, the right, behind, and in front
of his blue chair to fellow home fans.
People up and down the aisle are waiting
for their turn to be passed the sweets,
wondering which they’ll take
and practicing what they will say:
Wonderful stuff! or Just the ticket!
or Thank you kindly, sir! or Get in!
I think a goal might have just been scored,
no one’s watching the game.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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