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Unprepared


On seeing the world about them go splash,
They put on their helmets, ready to dash
Into the glimmering, shimmering waves
That will soon carry them into their graves.
 
They haven’t a prayer, they haven’t a chance,
They run through the door, preparing to dance
With spiraling waves that will not forgive—
Deadly the moments the boys won’t outlive.
 
Could ever there be a much sadder song
Than that of a day when all things go wrong?
Maybe the wrong would turn right, if we cared,
But plague time is here, and we’re unprepared.

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Celebrating

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Statue of a young child in the Huichol exhibit, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


At the festival
celebrating girls and boys
no one waters thorns.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Clouds

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September sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


eager little boys
trying to spot Indians
in the changing clouds
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Just before daybreak
spiders rearrange their webs
to entice fresh prey.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Indians”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Before”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crystal Cobweb”

Snagged

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Palo verde tree seed pods, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


kites by the thousand
snagged in palo verde trees—
small boys never learn

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kite”

Runaways

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Desert Sunflower (Geraea canescens), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


darting through the sky
a dozen runaway kites—
boys in disbelief

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Sunday Scribblings 2: “A Runaway Kite”