Cluttering

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A street the morning after rain, northern Arizona
 


cluttering
the wayside puddle
a cloudbank

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Meadow

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Dead mullein stalks, poking out of snow, northern New Mexico
 


first rooster crowing
yet still the mountain meadow
remains unperturbed

 
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Enough

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when you’ve had enough
calculating just how much
a lawyer will cost
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
the neighbor next door
envious of his good looks
and his deep pockets
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
seven years later
still cleaning up his act from
his messy divorce

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Piping

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how barren places
piping a thin green music
restore thirsty souls

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shopping

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Shopping in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


From the mercado
she carries in her basket
daily bread and light.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Happiness

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Abandoned irrigation ditch at sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


happiness
in walking alone
at day’s end

 
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Whirling for Good or Ill

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~~ 1 ~~
 
her passport photo
veins bulging in her forehead
from the night before
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
ocean on the floor
the toddler’s howl of dismay
as she spills her milk
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
tangled old orchard
filling her with fear and dread—
the fruitless plum trees
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a secret language
spoken only by bruised flesh
women understand
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a silver whistle—
the weight of it in my hand
greater than my life
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
in the stone circle
waiting to welcome the moon—
the owl calls my name
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
empty begging bowl
not a single grain of rice
gracing the bottom
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
on a blue table
bouquet of yellow roses
dropping their petals
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
ghost of a corn stalk
blasted by hot winds and drought—
this crop of ruin
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
smashing a spider
with a granite paperweight—
the terrified child
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
names of the war dead
chiseled in a granite wall
stray dog lifts his leg
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
old haiku poet
sadness drifting through her words
still she dips her pen

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Companions

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Brittlebush leaves at twilight Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the brittlebush leaves
gathering light to themselves
my sole companions
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
The best companions are in nature.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Kentucky farmer
longing to plant an orchard
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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House

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Sunrise glimpsed through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the way to my house
bestrewn with thorns and sorrows—
crow on the mountain

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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