Category Archives: Blue Monday

Staircase

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Sedona, Arizona
 


a blues trombonist
mounting the rainbow staircase
for his midnight gig—
smoke from an open doorway
anticipating the notes

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bouquet

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A tile mosaic in the courtyard at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


in a crimson vase
a bouquet of wildflowers
still holding their leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Huddling

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Decorated river stones left by young visitors, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


On the longest day
stones huddle in the shadows
to escape the sun.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quilt

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Portion of a quilt made by “Grandma Mac,” my maternal grandmother
 


spirits of the quilt
wrapping her in peaceful dreams
though she sleeps alone

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Summer

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One of the gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


rancho garden stew—
summer’s earthy fragrances
simmer in the pot

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sting

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Saguaro cacti,Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking a clamshell
too close to the saguaros—
the sting of each thorn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Reviewing

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a summer mountain—
reviewing her long journey
pixel by pixel

 
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Everything

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


grasping for one koi
then taking it in her hand—
everything changes

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Friends

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Two old friends enjoying the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


two old friends
waiting for a thunderclap—
studied nonchalance
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
short on time
best friends forever
seize the day

 
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Sniffing

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Blossoms on an ironwood tree, April 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Sniffing out a way
through the trackless desert waste,
I follow the blooms.

 
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