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Hummingbird Country

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Barrel cactus fruit, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 

We live in hummingbird country.
We know how to survive.
Like tiny creatures
flitting here and sipping there,
we scan the sky.
Storm clouds hang heavy in the west,
where thunder is heard.
Can anything good come from thunder
or the burden that both of us bear?
You compare your pain to mine
to see whose is greater.
You say that the doctor’s poking
and prodding was not proper,
because it stirred up something inside you—
a storm that may destroy you.
But aren’t we stronger than storms?
We live in hummingbird country.
We know how to survive.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Compromised

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Discarded objects, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A rusted can with compromised strength.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Music

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert wind rattling
in a discarded paint can—
this too is music

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seven

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Discarded talc can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


More than seven years of rust
As you lie there in the dust—
Talcum can, your former praise
Surely has seen better days!

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rusty

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Rusty can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


warm rain
the spring moon returns
to the rusty can


curling into a ball
the size of a kitten

 
*Opening gambit © by Yu Chang
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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