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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Bench


A long bench in Puebla, Mexico often provides a resting place for weary shoppers.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Lotus Blossom


A lotus blossom casts a faint shadow at midday in a pond in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
 

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Got No Lucky Shoes


Got no lucky shoes, and I got no magic ring;
Got some silly stories, though, and songs I like to sing.
Got no magic wishbone, got no lucky sox,
But I can think my way, my friend, right out of a box.
Some say I’m peculiar, others say I’m weird,
But folks like me are treasures—not something to be feared.

© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Faith


Pilgrims seek to strengthen their faith at San Xavier del Bac Church near Tucson, Arizona,
 
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Four Autumn Haiku


1.
autumn mystery—
the way praise spills from my heart
when the first leaf falls
 
2.
My partner dances
not with me, but with ashes—
autumn’s first hard frost.
 
3.
Doors on autumn’s hut
stand ajar—dinner simmers
on an open fire.
 
4.
Baby’s got no shame,
but he won’t tell me his name—
this cold autumn rain.


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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Cloister

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The cloister at St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson, Arizona is deserted early on a weekend morning.
 

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Corn

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Multicolored corn can be seen at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, Arizona.
 


There will be bread, child,
for the fields are full of corn,
plump and ripe and sweet.

 
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Stories

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An earthenware jar sits on a stone ledge in Zapopan, Mexico.
 


Thieving October,
how did you miss the stories
in the old clay pot?

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Dinner


The table is set for a dinner for two in Puebla, Mexico.
 
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Haibun: ‘Who Mends Broken Men?’


I find my father in the bathroom, bowed over the sink—bitter, because the stubble on his face is so thick it’s almost a beard. I pick up his razor and offer to help, but he blocks my hand. “I was buying Depends for men the other day,” he says, “because I can’t make it to the bathroom in time anymore. Now I can’t shave myself either. I became old overnight.” He faces me, tears leaking from his eyes. “Who mends broken men?”
 

Autumn loneliness—
the last crimson leaf still clings
to the maple tree.




 

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