Category Archives: Sunday Scribblings 2

Unpacking the Caskets


someone unpacked the caskets
at the cemetery
and laid the bodies face-up
on the lawn
where they now lie
as though they were sleeping
 
tomorrow the gardeners
who know the ropes
will be mowing around the bodies
and then they will desert them
for a body should not be
out of its box
 
these are the rules
nothing has changed
from the beginning
when people first buried their dead

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Benediction

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Daybreak, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


The benediction of early morning shadows…

 
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Why

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An old farm truck rusts in the sun, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Why do all things fall apart?

 
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When

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Shadows surround a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


When will the shadows go away?

 
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Where

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Shadows under an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where are the doves this afternoon?

 
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What

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An old ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What caused this branch to break?

 
 
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Writing

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A man sits at a picnic table, perhaps writing poetry, in the courthouse square, Prescott, Arizona
 


The writing man—who is he?

 
 
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How

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Daybreak at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


How will all these shadows end?

 
 
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Destruction

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The remains of an old farm wagon, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


All things are prone to destruction.

 
 
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Pathway

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


I’m longing to follow this pathway.

 
 
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