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Schoolboy

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Sunflowers, southern Colorado
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
spreading jam thickly
on a slice of whole wheat bread—
ravenous schoolboy
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
pollen in the air
making the young schoolboy sneeze—
his homework scatters
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
A young schoolboy hops
froglike to biology
down the long hallway.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
His former teacher
pats the schoolboy on his head
as though he’s her pet.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
through summer-scorched weeds
schoolboys pushing their way home—
crooked is the path
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
Playground katydids—
schoolboys pay no attention
as they chase the girls.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
Bored out of his gourd,
a schoolboy totes up reasons
for being outdoors.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
The hottest schoolboy’s
unavailable right now,
having been grounded.
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
Little red capsules—
the schoolboy’s gulping them down
as fast as he can.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
shoplifting schoolboy—
his teachers thought him honest
until his arrest
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
In this schoolboy’s life
someone needs to intervene
before it’s too late.

 
Poems © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Quaking

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona
 


Quaking conversations held by autumn leaves…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fade

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First light of day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Wilderness daybreak—
one day the photo will fade,
leaving me nothing.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Threat

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Another sizzling day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

first day of autumn—
an equatorial threat
knifing through the trees

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Equinox

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

season by season
wilderness spirits retrace
the ancient pathways

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Equinox”

Stalwart

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Garden guardian, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stalwart garden frog
waiting for tasty morsels
to tingle his tongue

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Empty

Mercado
Mercado San Juan, Morelia, Michoacán, México
 


Looking for a basket,
I found one just for me,
A little white and blue one
As pretty as could be.
But when I went to buy it,
Someone called my name,
So I left the marketplace
As empty as I came.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Whimsies

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Dry grasses, Northern Arizona
 
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
Abundant whimsy
fills the Delhi beggar’s face,
emptying her bowl.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
at his steely core
nothing but admiration
for the brutal ones
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a badass dolphin
out to impress the ladies—
they all swim away
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a murderous whale—
the one that took down Ahab
still roaming the seas
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the prairie’s expanse
constricted by last night’s rain
into a puddle
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
only a concept—
the sound of a tree crashing
when no one’s around
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
learning how to spell
by scrawling lines with a stick—
children of the dunes
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
singing of small things
things that can’t even be seen
without microscopes
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
offering herself
to the wind and rain and sun—
maid for all seasons

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Guardian

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Guardian of twisted and tangled ways…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Arrival

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September sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A shy arrival
lingers over the treetops
long enough to blush.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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