Blue Monday: Padlock

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A padlock secures a building at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


A padlock’s a strong little thing,
But good for protecting your bling.
One click and it’s set
As tight as a net,
So no one can get anything!

 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Glove

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Someone lost a glove at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Three Weird Songs


I.
I will sing and laugh at table,
Tell my brother that I’m able
To eat pancakes every day—
Not with centipedes, no way!
 
II.
In the kitchen darker stories
Bloom like fatal morning glories;
Beautiful they are, but cruel,
Deadlier than day-old gruel.
 
III.
From a deep, enchanted well
Draw some water, say a spell
That will change (I know not how)
Donald Trump into a cow.


 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Ironwood Shadows

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An ironwood tree casts its shadow across the landscape, despite an impending rainstorm in Southern Arizona.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Afternoon

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A nearly cloudless blue sky welcomes visitors to the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


winter afternoon—
instead of snow, some shadows
and a lonesome dove

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Nada, Nothing, Zero, Naught


Xenophobic man, begone!
Racist, do not linger on!
Usurer, give back the cash
Purloined from the poor man’s stash!
Lying? Stealing? Not OK!
Pussy grabbing? Oh, no way!
How much should we tolerate
Of your spewing lies and hate?
Nada, nothing, zero, naught!
May your reign end, may you rot!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Zero Tolerance”

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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Blue Monday: Plaza

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The plaza in Ajo, Arizona is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
 


There’s blue in the flag, and blue in the sky.
Palm trees will crumble to dust bye and bye.
 
When the dust settles, all will be well,
But in the meantime? It’s hard to tell!
 
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BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Grapefruit

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A grapefruit ripens at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Quickly the Night Comes


Quickly the night comes, sending out stars;
Children stuff lightning bugs into jars.
 
The bat chasing bugs will stop for a rest
After it catches the last pesky pest.
 
Ripples of darkness spread over the pond—
Shadows envelop each leafy palm frond.
 
Invisible creatures run to and fro—
We’d see them if they were running in snow.
 
Quietly, dear, let me sing you a song;
Moths near the streetlight won’t be there long.
 
The night is far gone, but not my love, dear—
Here at the frog pond I think that is clear.
 
In daylight or darkness, winter or spring,
I’ll sing by the pond, dear, to you I will sing.

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher