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Witness

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


If a crow should fall
atop the distant mountain,
who would bear witness?

 
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Last Show

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


In midsummer’s heat
some dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
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Breath

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Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
 


Grandpa’s wooden chair—
the breath of a startled cat
lingers on the seat.

 
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Afternoon

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Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
 


languid afternoon—
the holiness of water
mixed with blackbird’s song

 
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Haiku My Heart: Faint Is My Path

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Unrelenting sun bears down on every living thing at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


With no walking stick,
how distant seem the mountains
and how faint my path!

 
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Dance Companions

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California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)
 


my dance companions:
these rusty buckwheat blossoms
on the pilgrim way

 
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Flight

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A rather battered Virgin of Guadalupe watches over a grave at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
  


How will you prepare
for the flight that has no end,
blackbird, O blackbird?


  
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Wilting Weather

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today

 
 
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Dread

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A ruined stone wall overlooks Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
  


Rattler whom I dread,
will you strike me as I walk
among the ruins?

  
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Walk

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A lone shoe would, if it could, walk to find its missing mate.
 


It is not yet dawn
and already the old shoe
clamors for a walk.

 
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