The wrinkled old hand of the mango man
Trembles as he reaches for pesos.
Pesos you have given.
Pennies on the dollar you’d pay in America.
Pennies on the dollar you’d pay
Against a grey sky
Blacktop parking lot backdrop
In a supermarket for a mango in America.
The trembling old hand of the mango man
Slips pesos in a polyester pocket.
Pesos you have given
Pennies on your dollar in America.
Pennies on the dollar in the Yucatan
Buy suntans and white sand beaches
Against flowered shirts and Bermuda shorts
Or rice and beans for the mango man