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It’s Easy to Be Pious


It’s easy to be pious when hunger’s kept at bay;
The oily man adores you, although he’ll never say
Just why the drunken driver is waving from the bus,
Or why he wears upon his head a shoebox filled with pus.
O life is complicated, and that you can’t deny;
We all survive by exiting—so now, my friends, goodbye!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Snowfall

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Apache County, Arizona

 


somewhere a snowfall
serving hunger to wild things—
a waxwing falters

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Satisfied

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


her hunger and thirst
satisfied in the garden—
the waters of grace

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “The Beatitudes”
 
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Without

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


without potatoes
a great hunger in the land—
these dusty acres

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Jim Kacian’s ‘Harvest Dusk'”

Holy Tree

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Ironwood tree at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


holy tree
giving life to those
who hunger

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crann Na Beatha”

Exploring Forgiveness

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~~~ 1 ~~~
 
How many times, Lord,
must I forgive the people
who do wrong to me?
 
~~~ 2 ~~~
 
Tell me, Sister Crow,
do you forgive Old Raven
when he torments you?
 
~~~ 3 ~~~
 
The serpent hisses:
It is foolish to forgive—
get even instead.
 
~~~ 4 ~~~
 
How great my hunger
to forgive my tormentor,
yet I find no crumb!
 
~~~ 5 ~~~
 
Though I can’t forgive
and I am deaf to singing,
still I long for you.
 
~~~ 6 ~~~
 
Nothing that you do
can compel me to forgive—
stones lodge in my heart.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Forgiveness”