(Not the trip I just took with my husband. The one before. Please forgive the Spanglish.)

Mi amor.

Come to la playa. The Playa del Carmen.

El agua es blue. El hotel is muy nice.

Muchas margaritas!

You read Sports Illustrated in the shade while

I nado in el Caribe.

En la tarde, ESPN in Español—gol!

Venga at sundown, for dinner.

Afterward, we’ll caminar under la luna

watch for the first estrellas

—   dos.