Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

At the Hospital

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At the hospital
one crisis ends, one begins—
an empty bedpan.
 
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At the hospital
patients gripe about the cost
of their daily meds.
 
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At the hospital
the doctors and nurses stall
when asked, “Will she live?”

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “At the Hospital”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Crisis, Gripe, Stall”

Under the Awning

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under the awning
coitus interruptus—
lovers break their bond
 
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under the awning
two bargain hunters grumble
about the prices
 
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their painless parting
under the purple awning—
the grasshoppers’ way

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Under the Awning”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Bond, Grumble, Painless”

Three Glimpses

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even in this heat
gulping cocoa hot and sweet—
feisty old woman
 
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A dose of strychnine
for the meddlesome old fool—
that’s what she longs for.
 
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to the chestnut tree
a stab, a scrape, a chainsaw—
they are all the same

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Feisty, Meddlesome, Stab”

Pebble in Her Shoe

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to ruin her day
the gods’ wicked messenger—
pebble in her shoe
 
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the strain of knowing
her way will be agony—
pebble in her shoe
 
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her massive headache
from walking torturous ways—
pebble in her shoe

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Pebble in Her Shoe”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Massive, Ruin, Strain”

Old Newspapers

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an absurd story
above the fold on page one—
yellowed newspaper
 
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she stifles a groan
reading her granddad’s obit—
an old newspaper
 
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weak old newspaper
crumbling to dust in her hands—
the same old story

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “An Old Newspaper”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Absurd, Groan, Weak”

Over the Coffin

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Over the coffin
three wizened hags burn incense—
long dead is their queen.
 
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over the coffin
a pall the hue of sunset—
army widow keens
 
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over the coffin
no moral judgments uttered
by the grieving band

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Over the Coffin”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Burn, Hue, Moral”

Discussing Divorce

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discussing divorce—
the breakfast air is acrid
with accusations
 
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discussing divorce—
not one dramatic breakthrough
in their harsh impasse
 
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discussing divorce—
a couple in quarantine
trading bitter words

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Discussing Divorce”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Acrid, Dramatic, Quarantine”

Burning Everything

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burning everything—
how adept the old rhymester
at torching poems
 
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burning everything—
even edible fragments
snatched from the starving
 
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burning everything—
even the viscous liquid
seeping from her lips

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Burning Everything”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Adept, Edible, Viscous”

Flowers

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roses in a bowl
to animate her spirit
this month of mourning
 
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A bowl of flowers—
impassioned by the fragrance,
she slips off her dress.
 
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Flowers in a bowl—
the crone would sore pervert them
with her darkling arts.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “A Bowl of Flowers”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Animate, Impassioned, Pervert”

At the Nursing Home

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at the nursing home
horrible medications
dulling sight and sound
 
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at the nursing home
listless great-great-grandmother
staring at the wall
 
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At the nursing home
the moody night shift nurses
wait for the next death.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Home”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Horrible, Listless, Moody”

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