Sunday morning strollers in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
A decorative gecko clings to a tree.
Tangled branches of a fallen palo verde tree, Yuma County, Arizona
Detail from a wall of mosaics, Ajo, Arizona
Cactus Woman has nothing to lose
By walking for weeks without wearing shoes.
She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones,
And carries the wilderness in her bones.
Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.
Cactus Woman is someone, they say,
Who’ll live in the wilderness, come what may.
Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Student artwork at a Yuma County, Arizona high school
Weathered letters on a truck in Arizona
Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma County, Arizona
A holiday decoration in a Yuma County, Arizona church