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Say Yes

Say yes to everything:
the moldy bread, the empty kettle, the dying fire;
yes to the anvil on which your life was forged;
yes to what you have wanted, but not gotten;
yes to what you have waited for, but not seen;
yes to the tattered edges of your cloak,
and your belly bloated with hunger,
while swallows feast on insects near the temple gates.
To everything say yes.


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Birth Pangs

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Detail from a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

birth pangs at midnight
the poem in my belly
kicking to be free

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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