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Three Couplets


I.
Daylight, and the drunk man falls forward on his face;
He lacks a map to guide him to a better place.
 
II.
Sometimes a hearth that’s spacious holds only hints of fire—
Little coals that soon grow cold like everyone’s desire.
 
III.
Anywhere is nowhere when money creeps inside;
Beware when words become a place for your lies to hide.

 
  
Poems © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Aurora

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


sorrowing mother—
a bright aurora of grief
stains the northern sky
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
What can blunt the grief
of mothers losing their sons
to ravenous graves?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Grappling with her grief,
her world spins out of control—
perhaps she is drunk.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
mother of the dead
lethargic in her sorrow
morning bread unbaked

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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