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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Tatters

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Shadows dance over an abandoned, tattered shirt in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Sunflowers

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Sunflowers blossom at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


On a wintry day
in southern Arizona
sunflowers still bloom.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Paradox


Leave the paradox behind!
Free your spirit, free your mind!
See in black or white instead—
Don’t hold two things in your head!
 
Balance is so overrated
And your mind will soon be freighted
By attempts to hold at once
Two opposing forces, dunce!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Balance


I thought that I could balance a feather on a rock,
But though I tried it often, the feather ran amok,
And went wherever feathers go when feathers go astray—
But I have yet to give up hope that I’ll succeed one day.

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Gossips

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Catrinas gossip about life beyond the grave in a mural in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 
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Blue Monday: Hummingbird

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A hummingbird mural dominates a house wall in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


Hummingbird, hummingbird, bright green and blue,
My heart is aflutter just seeing you!
I am transfixed by the way your wings shine—
Hummingbird, hummingbird, bright and benign!
 
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Macro Monday 2: Barbed Wire

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Barbed wire wrapped around a fence post in Apache County, Arizona.
 
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It’s Easy to Be Pious


It’s easy to be pious when hunger’s kept at bay;
The oily man adores you, although he’ll never say
Just why the drunken driver is waving from the bus,
Or why he wears upon his head a shoebox filled with pus.
O life is complicated, and that you can’t deny;
We all survive by exiting—so now, my friends, goodbye!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Ore

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A huge chunk of copper ore casts a shadow at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Labor

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On a clear day watchers from the tower at Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona could see for miles.
 


Winter afternoon—
where the women once ground corn,
shadows labor now.

 
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