• Grant Handgis

Grant Handgis ~ Author/Poet

More Poems from Mexico

from "Gringo's Tour of Mazatlan"

Working on that tan

Faithfully, I am on the beach

every day, about the time the

heat drives all but stubborn

squealing children

to cool interiors.

Only the boldest of beach venders

beat back the July sun by

hiding behind a mountain of

wares, yet I stick it out,

another hour

another hour

dancing carefully

along the thin line of taking

the sun, and stroke.

Kissing the sun with my

body, cheering wildly inside

knowing I finally made it here

on a forgiving beach in

Mazatlan, yet no matter

how much I pile up the

tan, I still look

and sweat

like a Gringo.


g. Michael Handgis Photography


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