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Deserted sidewalk café, Sedona, Arizona

after the party
not even a single crumb
for hungry sparrows

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Exploring Forgiveness

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~~~ 1 ~~~
How many times, Lord,
must I forgive the people
who do wrong to me?
~~~ 2 ~~~
Tell me, Sister Crow,
do you forgive Old Raven
when he torments you?
~~~ 3 ~~~
The serpent hisses:
It is foolish to forgive—
get even instead.
~~~ 4 ~~~
How great my hunger
to forgive my tormentor,
yet I find no crumb!
~~~ 5 ~~~
Though I can’t forgive
and I am deaf to singing,
still I long for you.
~~~ 6 ~~~
Nothing that you do
can compel me to forgive—
stones lodge in my heart.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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