Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Of Throwing Down Anchor and Sinking Hook

Some signs were subtle -- a shift of clime, a different air -- to indicate our ship had moored somewhere. 

Others directly to the point did get, announcing this was where it's at, fair mateys, and woe to those poor souls who hadn't hit land yet.

Strange schools of fish

And lights did beckon

Otherworldy rock formations

And flowering crustaceans watched 

As roadmaps indicating treasure 

Egged us on

Down darkened trails we did venture

Under leafy canopies

We lounged when sun and thirst did strike us

Inhaled adventure

We tested shark-infested waters 

Then built a campsite 

Dined by bonfire

And slept by starlight

Armed for trade 

And dressed for barter 

The compass indicated town

So we set out in plumes and warpaint

To take those conquistadores down

We swilled strange brews and tasted potions

We fearlessly imbibed the stew 

They proffered several local poisons -- which we avoided, 
no thank you

Then suddenly a genie sprung

And trapped us in his tangled web

 An impish Pan, his flute insnared us 

 Reeling us in with siren song

 We narrowly escaped a scalping

But trade winds blew in with the dawn

The sprite was saved -- we smoked the peace pipe,
and the dervish left us free to roam

So we knifed a knave on our way back dockside 
and took our own prized trophy home.


8 comments:

Lissa Pierce said...

Looks like you all had a great trip....especially the genie!

anita said...

ooooh, Quite the sun-soaked adventure! Glad you're home safe and sound!

candicecowin said...

Yay! So glad you enjoyed and found a little skull momento. ;) Resort looks beauty!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dear Lissa,

Yes, thanks, it was quite the raucous escapade.
Ah Mexico lindo, highly recommend it.
Cheers and thanks for stopping by to comment.
Alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dearest Anita,

It was fab indeed, yet as always, we're glad to be home.
Cheers, alcira

Alcira Molina-Ali said...
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Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Howdy Candita,

It was a regular, riotous romp.
And as per uge, you know Nero can't return home without a little skullduggery.
Cheers, Alcira

Lila Moonlight said...

You had an amazing holiday. Want to see Cancun very much, our italian&french couple friends moved to Mexico city and inviting us to visit them, maybe maybe : ) Your colorful outfits are matching the location perfectly. Still eyeing your skull colorful bangle : ) so pretty : )

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Urban flâneuse, armchair observer, absent-minded scribbler, occasional epicure and carpool line cultural attaché, my nom de plume is Nero. Join me as I catalog a compilation of earthly delights and stuff that I dig. Alcira Molina-Ali

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