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Release the Horses

Release the horses into the deep,
Water the foxes until they sleep.
Necks of the foxes? Smell them with fear!
Horses’ hooves pounding? Get out of here!
Things that you’ve owned? Not destined to stay!
Things that you cherish? Fading away!
Sending this quickly, only one time—
May you find truth somewhere in this rhyme.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona

twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
~~ ~~ ~~
shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
~~ ~~ ~~
just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

first calligraphy
written in the wilderness—
foxes sniff the lines
~~ ~~ ~~

Desert calligraphy: Shadows write new poems.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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New Year’s Eve 2012 fireworks, Dublin, Ireland

against the dark sky
colorful flowers and suns—
another festival

somewhere foxes are waiting
to lap up the fireworks ash

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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