Bones

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Agave past bloom, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Tell me, Grandmother,
why the old agave’s bones
pierce each passing cloud.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bag of Plums

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a brown bag of plums—
the impulsive old woman
gobbles every one
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
morose old woman
clutching a brown paper bag
of overripe plums
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
sparse in the market—
plums from the village orchard
to fill her brown bag

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Bending

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Unicorn Plant (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


these wayside flowers
bending toward a shadowed stone—
Cassatt dips her brush

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tapestry

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Ocotillo branches, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


wild and thorny threads—
ocotillo tapestry
woven through the sky

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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It’s in the Bag

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~~ 1 ~~
 
an old demimonde
brown paper bag in her hand
munching stale bonbons
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
bag of oranges
spilling on the kitchen floor—
mouse runs for cover
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
rainy afternoon—
groping for her knitting bag
in the grey half-light
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
in the asylum
inmates picking through a bag
of cast-off clothing
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
in a marketplace
somewhere east of Africa
wisdom by the bag
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
for her transgression
a silken bag of demons
slicing up her heart
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
abomination—
a paper bag of dog shit
tossed on my front porch
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
for wannabe men
seventeen rites of passage
hidden in a bag
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
the old believer’s
unwavering allegiance
to God’s bag of tricks
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
everlasting shame—
nothing grand about the bag
that holds his jewels
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
candle in a bag
sending out a feeble light
on this holy eve
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
how she fears to be
reborn as a cricket’s leg
or an empty bag
 
~~ 13 ~~
 
(myself)

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Solitude

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


for the wanderers
forty years of solitude
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Framed

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


even the shadows
clamor for mountains to fall
and crumble to dust

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

clouds and shadows framing the mountains

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wingless

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Garden at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
on a level garden path—
wingless butterfly

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Waiting

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Sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waiting for a dream
underneath the wisdom tree—
still I clutch a twig

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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