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Puzzling

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Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
 


in a place of death
how puzzling to see roses
blooming unconcerned

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Riddle

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


The shadows are long, the cross is askew;
What Death has accomplished, who can undo?
 
A riddle, I think, whose answer is right:
Forsaking all darkness, look to the Light.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Reprieve

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Palo verde tree bathed in morning light and shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some unseen creature
scurrying through the shadows—
brief reprieve from death

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Knitting

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


knitting life and death
together in a pattern
inextricable

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dangling

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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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Front Pages

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From the front pages,
gleaning tales of loss and death,
she writes a novel.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
From the front pages
seven heartless confessions
pummel the reader.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
From the front pages—
tales of an entanglement
among three gay men.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Defiance

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Saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 
 
life completes circle
at the end of the journey
death draws the last line*


final act of defiance
saguaro pierces the sky

*Haiku by Sara McNulty
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tribulation

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Sunrise, Southern California
 


how the old woman
no longer greets the sunrise
since her husband’s death

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Slow Death

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Old mowing machine, Clifton, Arizona
 


slow death by rusting
neglected mowing machine
after the harvest

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Death”
 
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