Afternoon in Marrakesh

In Marrakesh,
snake charmers,
whirling dervishes,
orange juice, snails,
and motorbikes
compete for attention,
until I need relief
from exhaust and exhaustion.

I clutch my bills close,
annoyed by the hard sell,
until a Barbary ape
clambers over my shoulders.

I’ll pay.

Barbary ape Marrakesh Morocco


Related video: “The Marrakesh Express” (video link)

In response to the Gargleblaster challenge, I had 42 words to answer the question, “Is something crawling on me?”

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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21 Responses to Afternoon in Marrakesh

  1. Atreyee says:

    Such a cute and original take on the prompt Marcy 🙂 Love the photo too 😀
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  2. Mridubala says:

    Just loved that <3
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  3. TNKerr says:

    I’ve never been to Marrakesh but I have been other places that your 42 described perfectly. You transported me back to those places. Well done.

  4. M L Sexton says:

    Love the photo and nice take on the prompt. I’m traveling through you.
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  5. Great imagery. I love the way you built the tension up in just these few words.
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  6. Fromthelaundryroom says:

    Relief from exhaust and exhaustion…love it. I was definitely far away with you. Well done.

  7. what an opportunity. Thanks for sharing.
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  8. Wonderful details! “I clutch my bills close,/annoyed by the hard sell” Oh, yes.

    • Marcy says:

      It was toward the end of our trip, and I was at the point of getting tired of it all. Still, it was a cool experience.

  9. Jetgirl says:

    It sounds fantastic, frenetic, and fatiguing! Love it 🙂
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  10. Catherine says:

    Ah, how sweet! He looks so laid back, just chilling on a shoulder without a care in the world 🙂
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  11. Karen says:

    Marcy, once again, your travel experiences have made me envious. Sweet take on the question.
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  12. Robin says:

    Wild animals! YIKES! Great Gargleblaster 🙂
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  13. Nice trip! Thanks for the ride : )
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  14. Jen says:

    Love everything about this. And that picture! Awwwww
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  15. theinnerzone says:

    Your travel experience is eloquently distributed in 42! reminds me of India.

  16. Nathan James says:

    I like your style. Honest, reflective, with a bit of wit and self deprecation. Good stuff!

  17. Gina says:

    Whoa! So cool! I’ve always wanted to go to Marrakech!
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