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Grant Handgis ~ Author/Poet


Sea Wall #3

In Mexico, driving is an

art, where movement is

still dictated by aficionado

which everyone seems to have

at least read once, where the

old man in the truck turned around

in the alley, behind the sea wall

like a ballerina, pirouetting

in a dressing room.

The garbage truck backed over

the dumpster tonight, vomiting the load

across the alleyway, without as

much as a curse, or rapid pulse

from anyone involved

just shoveling and normal chatter

for here, all things are connected

to one another, with hooks

from the constellations, and worn

traditions older than ancient times

I love these gente, for they

carry the keys to my ride

out of this place

One of the beautiful things about Mexico is the different way Mexicans thought about life, and the work they did. What I did not observe were the people themselves, going about their business with no urgency or complaint. Nothing seemed to break this spell of peaceful resolve they had with their daily lives. Nothing seemed to cause them to become upset with things that would have brought anger or rebuke for things even when those things went awry. For me, it was a new way of looking at things, and I was rather liking it.


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