Viewing the aftermath of a rainstorm from the deck of an Airbnb accommodation in La Grande, Oregon
My 9-year-old grandson came home from school and said to his mother:
“I got this airplane from the treasure box today. It’s the first time all year that I had enough tickets to get anything. I spent some on lunch with a friend. It’s the first time I got to do that too. So I spent all I had left on this neat airplane that did loops.
“Then at dismissal, a 5th grader grabbed it from me and pretended like he was going to fly it, but he scraped it against the wall and bent the wings, so it doesn’t work anymore. He was a Purple Folder kid, so I know he has anger issues.
“Maybe I can earn some more tickets….”
Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
Evening descends on the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
Indigo bush on a winter afternoon, Yuma County, Arizona
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Second Corinthians 10:3-4, Revised Standard Version
who can understand
the subtle ways of blackbirds—
a red plum ripens
~~ ~~ ~~
for the long journey
one tattered blackbird feather
as a talisman
~~ ~~ ~~
at the break of day
filling an empty white cup
with the blackbird’s song
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weapon”
A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
In a niche above a grave, La Virgen de Guadalupe watches and waits at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.