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Way Station

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The shadow of an ironwood tree offers relief from the heat in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Desert way station—
I rest in a shady place
before moving on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Broken

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A broken-down farm wagon finds its final resting place at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


for my journey home
nothing but a broken wheel
and a rasping crow

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Story

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A mural with many curious elements brightens an otherwise drab building in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
 
 


Tell me a story
of broken bread and train smoke—
the journey is long.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Scrubbed

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The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona is often scrubbed of tracks, both animal and human, by strong winds.
 


Wind, relentless wind,
keeps erasing my footprints
behind and before.

 
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Follow

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A path leads to distant mountains in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
 


Hearing a blackbird
sing on the misty mountain,
I follow its voice.

 
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Homeward

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A father steadies his skating daughter in Morelia, Mexico.
 

 


Warm spring afternoon—
a father and his daughter
take the long way home.


 
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New Song

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A spring day in Yuma County, Arizona begins with a beautiful sunrise.
 


If no dove should sing
to greet the dawn, a new song
will fly from my tongue.

 
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Footprints

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Footprints are sometimes visible in the labyrinth at Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center.
 


Easter’s come and gone—
I follow nail-scarred footprints
as I journey on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Small Talk

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A sunflower blooms at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


April afternoon—
why are we making small talk
while sunflowers bloom?

 
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How

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When droughts become severe, Arizona cottonwoods drop their leaves prematurely.
 


Dove of the desert,
how can a small dying leaf
hold your lively song?

 
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