San Miguel Our Room

We arrived my friend Jenny and I
we traveled together first time
glad of that 3 AM we arrived
my Spanish is how do you say
mediocre in Spanish? maybe mediocre
security guard and I did our best
esther cohen room 19 occupied
jenny douglas room 20 occupied
our rooms were no more
when i asked why he repeated a mantra,
a song No rooms No hay No es possible.
No And then he said, out of the blue
for no reason we could determine
not because of logic or anything we did
right or wrong he said room 33 and wrote
it down so we would understand that 33
was our room. For just one night
he said. For eight days
we shared room 33.

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