Category Archives: Southern California

Bones

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Remains of a dead Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


early spring morning—
lingering cold in the bones
of an old cholla

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Streams

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sundown

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Southern California sunset, April 2014
 


an April evening—
taking the winding way home
just before sundown

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wastelands

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


Something in the air
compels the ocotillo
to call wastelands home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Estuary

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Tijuana Estuary, Border Field State Park, Southern California
 
 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Why

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Under the willow
one lizard tries to explain
why all the leaves fell.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Longing

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Cacti, with Tijuana, Mexico on the horizon, Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


from the borderlands
looking southward with longing
this April morning

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Solitary

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Pacific Ocean near the U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


solitary way—
for companionship the waves
and shrilling seagulls

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wonder

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Seaside flora at Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


one blossom—
dropping to my knees
in wonder

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Panting

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Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


parched and barren land
panting for refreshing rain—
threnody of dust

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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