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Observe the Maggots


 
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Observe the maggots; climb the stairs;
Smell the coffee; ignore grey hairs;
Your cup is full, you need no more—
Go forth in peace, and close the door.
 
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Enough is enough, fool on the hill;
Hush all your babbling, and just be still.
 
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The one who leaves will return,
Having seen the mountain burn,
And the crocus will rejoice
When it hears the master’s voice.
 
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Neck and neck the horses run,
Uphill, downhill, just for fun.

 
Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cup

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A mosaic depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona
 


To a quiet place
I come with my empty cup,
but who will fill it?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Discarded soft drink cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone tossed a drink cup
Many moons ago,
Tossed it in the bushes,
Where no wind could blow.
 
Now the battered drink cup,
Fading and forlorn,
Still sits in the bushes
Night and noon and morn.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Dregs

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Discarded cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


autumn leaks away
from a broken-handled cup—
desert drinks the dregs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thirst

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Autumn 2011, Northern Arizona
 


January thirst—
a photo from autumn past
fills my empty cup

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Leaking

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Discarded cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


summer leaks away
from the broken-handled cup—
desert drinks the dregs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Thirst

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Autumn 2011, Northern Arizona
 


January thirst—
photographs of autumns past
fill my empty cup

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kirov

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


perhaps a loud clap
will make the door fly open—
Ali Baba knows
 
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Mermaids Coffee Shop
dreams of Kirov in the cup
swirling wisps of steam

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cup

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Nightshade blossom, Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


Filling nightshade’s cup
from sky pools along her way,
pilgrim sips the stars.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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