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Detail from a wall of mosaics, Ajo, Arizona.
Cactus Woman has nothing to lose
By walking for weeks without wearing shoes.
She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones,
And carries the wilderness in her bones.
Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.
Cactus Woman is someone, they say,
Who’ll walk in the wilderness, come what may.
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Walk”
A desert scene near Ajo, Arizona.
Evening descends on mountains near Ajo, Arizona.
Crow on the mountain,
must you shatter twilight’s peace
with your wagging tongue?
Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Peace”
Plywood art adorns a wall in Ajo, Arizona.
The plaza in Ajo, Arizona is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
A desert family enjoys the cool December weather in this mosaic on a wall in Ajo, Arizona.
It’s winter, my love, keep playing the bones!
Stars o’er the valley are singing to stones.
Keep yourself limber, and shrug off the cold.
Summon your courage, and learn to be bold—
Bold in the barnyard, and bold in the dome,
Bold when you’re far, far away from your home.
I’ll end my song here, and hope that you find
That most folks are true, and loving, and kind.
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Artwork on a wall, Ajo, Arizona.
Apartments and studios for artists, artisans, and creative business people, Ajo, Arizona.
An artist’s deepest longing
Is for a sacred space
Where she can paint or scribble,
And serve the human race.
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if she is ill-fated,
Then she is bound to roam.
Revised poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”