Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Lone Cactus

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A lone cactus stands in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 
 
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Myth


An old myth extols
the beauty of border walls—
doves dismiss the lie.

 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Metal Petals

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Metallic flowers brighten a walkway at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Winter Afternoon

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A few clouds and lots of blue sky make a perfect winter afternoon in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Despite a few clouds, the sky shines bright blue.
It’s perfect for all: for me and for you.
Even in winter when walking this land,
Our faces and fingers seem to get tanned.

 
 
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Anything Is Possible: A Haibun


If I could touch the sound of a dove with my fingertips, I would. But my hopes are dashed; the little songster flees as I draw near. The dove calls again. Surely this time! Stealthily I move forward, but a dry leaf crackles underfoot. Hush now, I say to myself, you’re making too much noise; surely she hears you. But, no, there on a branch of the plum is the dove, and there is her song, pouring from her beak like a silver waterfall. Slowly, ever so slowly, I approach, I reach, I touch the sparkling notes. The dove does not stir, though she knows full well what I’m doing. You doubt my story? In the Age of Donald Trump, anything is possible.

An old Buddhist monk,
who never tells me his name,
visits me in dreams.

 
  

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Hillside Saguaros

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Shadows creep through a hillside forest of saguaros in Tucson, Arizona.
 
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Labyrinth

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Shadowy vegetation surrounds a labyrinth in Phoenix, Arizona.
 


Deep in thought I walk
round and round the gravel path,
ignoring the sky.

 
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Grapefruit

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A grapefruit clings to its tree at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Even in darkness,
touch the ripening grapefruit,
for it is holy.

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: A Twofer

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Art on the wall of a vacation rental home in Texas. One photo, two memes.
 
 
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The Art of Dying: A Haibun


One day I will practice the art of dying. Darkness will gain the upper hand. No one will ring mournful bells from the church spire to announce my passing. While feuds and wars continue on Earth, I will be at peace, having slipped away into a wild and wonderful place. No more false living for me!

Tattered butterfly,
tell me again the reason
nothing stays the same.

 
  

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