Body language

Body Language

A woman in a fruit market stall searches for consumers but she might as well be trying to sell ideas.

Body language

Before you see the stock,
you know the pose;
she leans into your space
insisting with her face
that hers are the best
tomatoes.

You don’t speak the language
but no matter, you heard,
for pantomime is worth
a hundred words
and so you understand
that unquestionably
hers are the best
tomatoes.