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Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


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

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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