29 April 2011

how to make a california girl happy

sit her at a square table in the window of the town's top taqueria between shopper's corner and some salon

charge her only $2.74 for a pork tamale with a heaping sides of guacamole and lettuce, tomato and queso; number her order 1

while she loads up with three different salsas and a cup of limes, deliver the plate to her table

work the cash register, keep an eye on the aguas frescas and the soccer game on the television - the restaurant stays lively but mellow through the lunch hour

know the sensation of a tongue tickled with cinnamon in the red sauce; watch her entertain the idea of a chile relleno, someday

don't block her view of the bike lane - occasionally a beautiful stranger speeds by - or her own bicycle, newly repaired, locked to a rack outside

leave her alone for the twenty minutes while she eats, and bus her table when she gets up and leaves

4 comments:

Emerald G. S. said...

Love it, love you.

Stacy said...

This is really great Maya. Very sensory.

maya said...

thank yous :)

Joan said...

yo amo esta taqueria muy mucho! Soquel really has it :]