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Haibun: Some Wild Thing


Some wild thing roves outside my door. It always comes at twilight. It moves stealthily among the shadows, zigzagging, never in a straight line. It is so swift—like a meteor’s flash or the whirling rings of Saturn—that I barely catch a glimpse of it. But I know it’s there—a constant presence as night comes on. Does it mean to harm me or to help me? I’m not sure, so in order to sleep I check the door locks and chains once more.
 

The Book of Bad Luck—
why do I keep reading it?
I know how it ends.


 

Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 

 

Out

New Year's Eve fireworks, St. Stephen's Green
Official start of The Gathering 2013, New Year’s Eve, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland
 


The old year
goes out with a flash
and a blast.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Departing Year”

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Storm clouds, Valles Caldera National Preserve photo Haigastormclouds_zpsc58d1ce9.jpg
Valles Caldera National Preserve, northern New Mexico
 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Shiki’s ‘A Flash of Lightning'”