Song of the Guatemalan Street Seller

by Marcia Mascolini

You haven’t bought from me yet, lady. 
You need the hat for the sun. 
One piece of jewelry, Madame. Buy only one piece. 
Is so pretty. 
I make you good price. 
You promised. 
Maybe later you buy? 
Before you said, Maybe later. 
You want a picture? 
Picture is only two quetzales—
One for me and one for the rooster.

© 2003 by Marcia Mascolini. All rights reserved.