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Grant Handgis ~ Author/Poet


From “Living On Dreams”

New Insights

I have learned many new things

in Mazatlan, like

too many coronas is

almost equal to drinking

un-boiled tap water,

the two most useful words

on the beach are...

no gracias, and

you can take the squeak

out of the overhead fan with

a decent brand of tropical

tanning oil, always

always put the cooking pot

on the burner before lighting

the gas, which prevents

searing all the hair from

the offending hand, and

the chicas on the beach

truly make a man glad

to be alive

I've also learned

the nights are somewhat longer,

passing a bit slower

with you held firmly

in my thoughts

but not my arms, and

I awaken umpteen times

every night to feel for

your warm skin, which

talks to me like lightning

yet eludes my searching hand

It is true one can live

cheaply, in Mexico

as I have learned

to live outside air conditioned

ways, where other needs prevail

and I continue to appreciate

the abundant forms of art, as

the dulcenas are

just everywhere, and my eyes

fall in love two hundred

times a day, yet my heart

holds a rather spacious place

in it

for a certain desert princess, whom

I wait out the hours

to join me

Copyright 1998-2011

The poems continued to flow through me without effort. At all times of the day, and night. What I had not noticed quite yet was that the poems of love for this certain woman would continue, all but outnumbering poems of the social life before me. When that realization did arrive, the battle between logic and emotion began to reverse, and that led to life changes that took me down an entirely different path.


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