Category Archives: Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Shadows surround a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Shadows under an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
An old ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
A man sits at a picnic table, perhaps writing poetry, in the courthouse square, Prescott, Arizona
Geese at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
This was on
the Daily Show:
Did you hear the one
about the public defender
who got confused
the wrong thief?
The charges were dropped,
but the thief ended up
as a lonely insomniac.
Which just goes to show,
that even a college-educated person
(I’m thinking of the public defender)
had better remember his (or
her) p’s and q’s
before he (or she) cleanses
(or attempts to cleanse)
the soul of another.
Daybreak at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
The remains of an old farm wagon, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
The remains of an old house near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
I have come to gaze
on the clover and milkweed.
They are thick this month;
great drifts of leaves and stems
around the foundation
of the old farmhouse,
where something tiny
glitters on a stone.
The midday sun
is hot enough
to parch or melt
the thing that glitters,
and if it perishes,
who will keen for it?
The remains of an old saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
Saguaro cactus, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
What’s the news in cactus land?
What’s the TV say?
Is there any hope that rain
Will settle dust today?
Maybe someone has a tip
I can take to heart.
Wait! There’s always NPR—
I’ve heard folks there are smart!
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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