Old Wives Tales

There are various methods
That the locals use for keeping flies at bay.
My favorite is the clear plastic bags
Which are filled with water
Then hung in open doorways.
I’ll have to get a photo.
There’s also heavy plastic
That is cut most of the way up in strips
Hung from the doorway.
But this one is new to me –
A special of Dona Raquel’s comida stand

Fly remedy by Dona Raquel
Fly remedy by Dona Raquel

Limes, filled with whole cloves
I asked how you eat them
She said ‘no, no, no,
It’s for the flies.
We saw one fly while we were there,
Not bad, but we weren’t there
At the hottest time of the day.
We’ll have to keep you posted on this one.