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Blue Monday: Desert Family

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


We’re a desert family,
We know the ways of stones,
Cactus wrens and rattlesnakes—
The desert’s in our bones.
 
To snatch us from the desert
Would make our poor hearts ache,
For desert-dwellers cannot thrive
Beside an azure lake.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Poetry Pantry #362 at Poets United
 
 

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Family

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El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


loving family
even on snow-covered paths
no faltering steps

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Snow”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 11