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Dry grasses, Northern Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
Abundant whimsy
fills the Delhi beggar’s face,
emptying her bowl.
~~ 2 ~~
at his steely core
nothing but admiration
for the brutal ones
~~ 3 ~~
a badass dolphin
out to impress the ladies—
they all swim away
~~ 4 ~~
a murderous whale—
the one that took down Ahab
still roaming the seas
~~ 5 ~~
the prairie’s expanse
constricted by last night’s rain
into a puddle
~~ 6 ~~
only a concept—
the sound of a tree crashing
when no one’s around
~~ 7 ~~
learning how to spell
by scrawling lines with a stick—
children of the dunes
~~ 8 ~~
singing of small things
things that can’t even be seen
without microscopes
~~ 9 ~~
offering herself
to the wind and rain and sun—
maid for all seasons

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #320
More Sunday’s Whirligig #77

Three Tiny Tales

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a wounded dolphin
trying to swim to safety—
the wound proves fatal
~~ ~~ ~~
on a parade float
the faintest glimmer of light
from a yellow rose
~~ ~~ ~~
impartial jury—
the prisoner’s only hope
for clearing his name

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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