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A Lantern Made of Whiskey

A lantern made of whiskey,
A subway made of glass,
A sari made of tea leaves,
A toothbrush made of brass—
I found them in the bakery
On Smashing Dingo Street;
From chains they were a-dangling,
And tempting me to eat.
But I took out my compass—
See! Dandelions bloom!—
And sought the nearest exit
From that enchanted room.
I found it in a heartbeat,
I took it mighty fast,
I slammed the door behind me,
And then felt safe at last.

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

tombstone to tombstone
dangling between death and life
a young soldier’s ghost

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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