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Elastic Words

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Her sighing deeply
makes passing beggars wonder
why there aren’t more clouds.
 
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for writing poems
handfuls of elastic words
stretched across the page
 
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a world made of wind—
how dull and unamusing
for lovers of words

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Amusing, Deeply, Elastic”

Clouds

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Her sighing deeply
makes passing beggars wonder
why there aren’t more clouds.
 
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rainclouds overhead—
the farmwife’s frantic efforts
to save the laundry
 
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every ray of light
absorbed by thick cloud cover—
darkness at high noon

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Clouds”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Absorbed, Deeply, Frantic”

Convoluted Whirl

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Three redwing blackbirds
swear an oath to the north wind:
We will outlast you.
 
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To be in fifth grade
is to sip from a dry brook—
your tongue turns to wood.
 
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Through an April fog
three strange women are stumbling—
one begins to chant.
 
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a porcelain doll
without a stitch of clothing—
enigmatic smile
 
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singed with fires of hope
a dozen souls in limbo
crying out to God
 
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on her wrists and palms
a dozen faces held fast
by tattooer’s ink
 
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tumbleweed heaven—
ten thousand miles of fences
on the Kansas plains
 
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three crickets chirping
papers littering hallways
my house is too small
 
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gaudy little gifts
clutched by desperate tourists
for the folks back home
 
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Park bench at midday—
the bag lady rests briefly
before shuffling on.
 
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listening deeply
hearing a cry of distress—
from her eyes falls frost
 
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moonlit this evening—
Jaffa, the port where Jonah
runs away from God
 

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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