Puerto Vallarta

Written by: Merle Manu

 how joyful! 
the gratitude of our guide 
for the movie stars, the founders 
the whale, always that.
the sharing of their rituals
and the little tug that raced us
out in the harbor
waving as they went after
pushing us back
from the dock
the signal blasts
and the cruise ship 
'tooting' back

with a couple of touristas
in the back - but oh! those 
little pleasures, 
friendship! love!