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Prickly

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Hedgehog cactus in bloom, foreground, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Even the desert shadows are prickly.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Spines

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Hedgehog cactus in bloom, foreground, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


ninety kinds of spines
barring the mountain pathway—
seven miles to go

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scorpion

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Hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Wilderness morning—
somewhere a scorpion lurks,
waiting for its prey.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Twins

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Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


cactus blossom twins
waiting for the welcome drone
of pollinators

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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