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~~ 1 ~~
banks of the canal
littered with Styrofoam cups—
last night’s wild party
~~ 2 ~~
a broken paddle—
her only means for forcing
the canoe upstream
~~ 3 ~~
A dent in the door—
the madman throws his hammer
at his hapless wife.
~~ 4 ~~
Even the maple syrup
drenching my morning pancakes
cannot still the storm.
~~ 5 ~~
improvised scripture
scribbled beneath a picture
in a children’s book
~~ 6 ~~
the old woman’s shawl
unraveling thread by thread
along with her dreams
~~ 7 ~~
ripples on the pond
where old Basho’s frog jumped in
following the crowd
~~ 8 ~~
of deserts waiting
for spring rain
~~ 9 ~~
in the oubliette
a traitor
~~ 10 ~~
her excess baggage—
hoping no one will notice
the overhead bin
~~ 11 ~~
the redwing blackbirds
petitioning the frog pond
for a midday snack

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Monday Wordle #47


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Irrigation canal at sunset, Southern Arizona

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright

inland a weary farmer
stumbles along the canal

*Opening gambit © by Jane Reichhold
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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