Category Archives: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Discarding

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Remains of a discarded shoe, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


the longest journey—
discarding her worn-out shoes
so she can move on

 
~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~
 


out of one life, into another…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Burning

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First light of day on a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Would Moses recognize this burning bush?

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Warrior

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


holy warrior
doing battle with darkness
at a loved one’s grave

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mysteries

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Palo verde trees, planted to enhance a landscape, Southern Arizona
 


Shadowy mysteries emerge at day’s end.

 
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Lengthening

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


As shadows lengthen, so do sorrows.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Late

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


arriving too late
to accompany the dove’s
lugubrious song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Prickly

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Hedgehog cactus in bloom, foreground, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Even the desert shadows are prickly.

 
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Riddle

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


The shadows are long, the cross is askew;
What Death has accomplished, who can undo?
 
A riddle, I think, whose answer is right:
Forsaking all darkness, look to the Light.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Broken

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Ceramic decoration left by a young visitor, reduced to potsherds, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


I thought a little paste would work,
I even tried some glue,
Hoping that my handiwork
Would hold the shards of blue.
 
But glue and paste do nothing,
As far as I can see,
To piece together something
That’s broken as can be.

 
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Uprooted

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Uprooted and castoff agave plants, Southern Arizona
 


someone’s agave
uprooted from the backyard
and tossed out to die

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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