"Cozumel, et al"

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"Cozumel, et al"

It likes to fashion itself a tourist

town, but the plain truth is that it is

like every other windblown community

on Mexico’s bustling eastern coast,

shunning the word “trap” but fleecing

its bread and butter as they stream

off cruise ships, stumble through

Spanish and waltz off with pride

for arguing a twenty-dollar necklace

down to eight, never knowing its real

value is a buck and a half.

Matthew Bosisio, a longtime teacher at two universities, is retired and living in Seattle.

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