Whispering

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View through a ruined window, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


through the south window
the desiccated grasses
whispering my name

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Geography

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farce of the evening—
old woman on the Ku’damm
tarting herself up
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
glistening wavelets
in the Strait of Magellan—
smooth sailing ahead
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
tossed in a gutter—
crumpled pack of Lucky Strike
in downtown Detroit

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whistling

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Early morning street scene, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


whistling to his dog
as the shadows clear away
old man shuffles home

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Skeletal

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Remains of a Saguaro cactus, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


skeletal remains
littering the wilderness—
a departed soul

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imperturbable

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Cholla cactus, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


imperturbable—
even after New Year’s Eve
nothing sharp is dulled

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Places

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~~ 1 ~~
 
A place of her own,
where she can dabble in words—
this is all she asks.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
Three blasts of the horn—
again she loses her place
reading Hemingway.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
She loses her place,
yet a new pathway unfolds,
tugging at her feet.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
In her stained blue dress
she is not sure of her place
among the sisters.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
In this hallowed place
she rests for an hour or two
before moving on.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
A place of shining
in the center of darkness—
this is all she asks.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
The thrill of the hunt
to find a place of her own
keeps driving her on.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
Knick-knack paddy-whack—
isn’t there another place
that she could call home?
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
She devotes her skill
to finding the perfect place
to keep her secrets.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
Her secrets in place,
she resolves not to reveal
them to anyone.
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
In this shallow place,
where nothing is asked of her,
she has found a home.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cleft

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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


The cleft affords a grand view.


high country morning—
through a cleft in the stone wall
the scent of campfires

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Despite

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Despite the bright clouds,
the wilderness keeps mourning
for all it has lost.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nowhere

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


from my vantage point
along the way to nowhere—
one thin note of hope

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rare

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Agave in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


how rare the sight—
yellow blossoms brushing
the sky with light

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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