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Dried teasel, Yavapai County, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
autumn afternoon—
in the park two young women
kissing each other
~~ 2 ~~
watching the old dog
try to lift his left hind leg
to spray the fire plug
~~ 3 ~~
unexpected breeze
throws my paper boat off course—
autumn afternoon
~~ 4 ~~
leaves in the tea bowl
sinking down to the bottom—
I heed the omen
~~ 5 ~~
impossible task—
keeping the stone on my back
while running 5k
~~ 6 ~~
my neighbor’s mongrel—
how perfectly she retrieves
the little red ball

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Autumn color, Northern Arizona

an afternoon nap—
the shape of the old dog’s breath
among autumn leaves

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Ceramic gecko on a wall, Zapopan, Mexico

hot summer morning—
gecko scrabbling on the wall
disturbs the dog’s nap

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Clifton, Arizona

sagging gates—
behind them a dog
worries bones


Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Early morning street scene, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

whistling to his dog
as the shadows clear away
old man shuffles home

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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