Spawning Bedtime Tales

When I visit Zacatecas, I depend on Antonio Muro to drive me from the airport to the hotel. After I collect my bag from the carousel, I see Antonio waiting for me patiently beyond the security checkpoint, holding a sign with my name on it.
He shepherds me to a nondescript, battered vehicle of uncertain vintage, and we begin the half-hour drive into the city center. I can see little through the passenger-side windshield, because it is shattered. (Has it been hit by a bullet? Have the drug wars come to Zacatecas?)
I fish my camera from my pocket and aim it at the spider-webbed glass. I need proof that I survived this dangerous journey. Antonio laughs and keeps on driving, although how he manages to hold his vehicle on the road—no suspension, lousy steering—is a milagro!

many miracles
multiply in Mexico
spawning bedtime tales

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: On the airport road, Zacatecas, México
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Posted on March 26, 2012, in Blue Monday, haibun, Himmelsk, Mexico, Post Your Poems Day, Postcards from Paradise, Sky Watch Friday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, We Write Poems, Zacatecas. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. what an interesting life you lead. I wish I could come along, but I’m there when I read your haiku. I took a long pause during the winter months, and return to blogging at a slow pace. Intending to keep it that way, we’ll see. Hope I didn’t miss a book launch…

  2. It was difficult to leave a comment. I’ve read of other people having some troubles with WordPress. It took me lots of tries and I’m not sure why it finally published. Just glad it did!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      No, you didn’t miss a book launch. Believe me, you’ll know when it happens!

      Thanks for your persistence. I’m not sure why WordPress is being so difficult these days.

  3. Looks…dangerous? 😀

  4. Ah, the miracles in Mexico, with lots of bedtime tales–to paraphrase your better phrasing.

  5. You are braver than I am, to be in Mexico these days. We have friends moving down that way for work, and I worry about them already. This made a wonderful story, and I particularly like the form you chose for it, being partial to haiku. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. I’m too scatter-mind to love haiku, but I like your story. And love will take you to places stranger, even, than that.

  7. that sounds scary (the drive), but I love what you made of it – and indeed, the photo conjured up more than a few bedtime stories for me

  8. Alliterations in the key of M are always fun! 😀

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