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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Thorns

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Shadows nestle among the thorns of a barrel cactus at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Blazing

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The chapel at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona can be seen through a wrought-iron fence.
 


Blazing midday sun—
the chapel bells are silent,
but one wren still sings.

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: ‘Mother Never Lies’

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Mother and Child greet the faithful at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Yuma, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Mother never lies and never, ever tells tall tales.
Truth alone flies from her tongue, truth alone prevails.
If she told a whopper, birds would plummet from the skies,
And seas would shrink to puddles, for Mother never lies.

 
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Rhyme for a Time of Plague


Fill the tooth, fear the faces
Peering in the empty spaces.
Mix the needlepoint with mittens;
Leave unharmed the cats and kittens.
Do not be afraid of arms;
Help the farmers on their farms.
When the hay has all been stacked
And the plums in jars are packed,
Smiles will go a long, long way
Toward allaying fears, I say.

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Campsite

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A few shadows linger around an empty campsite, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Scream

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An almost cloudless day makes it easy for raptors to hunt in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
 


A few passing clouds
can’t mute a hawk’s piercing scream—
the field mice tremble.

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Pandemic Art

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Brightly painted stones can be found at the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Perhaps these stones were painted by someone who foresaw
The plague that’s pounced upon us with sharpened tooth and claw.
Perhaps graffiti artists will take a hint or two
Before they spray pandemic art, messing up the view!

 
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Unprepared


On seeing the world about them go splash,
They put on their helmets, ready to dash
Into the glimmering, shimmering waves
That will soon carry them into their graves.
 
They haven’t a prayer, they haven’t a chance,
They run through the door, preparing to dance
With spiraling waves that will not forgive—
Deadly the moments the boys won’t outlive.
 
Could ever there be a much sadder song
Than that of a day when all things go wrong?
Maybe the wrong would turn right, if we cared,
But plague time is here, and we’re unprepared.

 

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Birdhouse

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A birdhouse in the shadows awaits new occupants at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Lockdown Longing

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Oh, for some tasty ice cream from this little shop in Yuma, Arizona!


When the lockdown ends,
let’s go out for some ice cream
with a dozen friends.

 
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