All the activity in the downtown area presents few
opportunities for the workers to find a moment
to take a deep breaths, to defuse any tension, and
to gather their thoughts before they return
to their jobs of lifting, carrying,
and smiling hospitably to everyone.
While the men sitting on the back of their
truck await directions for delivery, they took a few
moments to check their messages,
while the men below enjoy a chat with a hot
dog vendor during their smoke break.