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Cactus Woman

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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”

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Saguaro Cactus

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Saguaro cactus, Yuma Conservation Garden., Yuma, Arizona
 
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Macro Monday 2: A Cactus with Heart

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A heart-shaped cactus paddle greets visitors in a garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Spring Blossoms

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A cholla cactus blossoms at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossoms

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Cactus blossoms near Mayer, Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Barrel Cactus

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Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


High above the cactuses in the clear blue sky
Winter rainclouds sometimes come, sometimes multiply.
Not today, however, there’s not a cloud in sight;
Perfect for the cactuses: hot and dry and bright!
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: New Growth

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Some tiny shadows are visible on a new cactus paddle in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossom

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Beavertail cactus blossom during the super bloom of 2017, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California. Another super bloom is expected this spring because of abundant winter rainfall.
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Nopales

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A vendor cuts up nopales (cactus paddles) for her customers in Zacatecas, Mexico.

 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Healing

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A wounded cactus begins to heal in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 


To all wounded things
blackbird sings a healing song—
new growth soon appears.

 
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