Monday, December 19, 2011

Salud A Barra

Where the sweet rains fall
    into the vast, salty sea
Where sweat mingles with mangoes
    under the tree
Where the maple leaf holds hands
    with the stars and the stripes
Where brown people share tacos
    and beers with the whites
Where dances are danced
    and songs are sung
Where the elders rejoice
    to stay with their young
Barra's this place
    on her shaky foundation
You live once my friend
    so have another libation

– Chynna Chilton

(Lover of life, language and smiles, traveler of roads that go on for miles. From the Rocky Mountain desert – Chynna Chilton (that's me!!) has come to this village to live by the sea. Salud A Barra appears in the Bar None Anthology. Copies of which may still be available at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico.)