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Cabin

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Abandoned house, Yuma County, Arizona
 
 


In the cabin walls
something purrs by day and night—
a leftover dream.
 
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In the cabin walls
nasty little creatures hide,
scrabbling in the dark.
 
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cabin by the way—
kneeling before the threshold
a weary pilgrim
 
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in the cabin walls
a desiccated silence
wheezing tales of woe

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bits of This and That

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This week’s words: infinite, hit, invisible, emits, rhythm, impulse, distance, kneel, creation, whisperings, fists, precise

 


 
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Singers and dancers
shaking their timbrels and hips—
holy the rhythm!
 
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A frank confession:
I peer into the distance,
but I see nothing.
 
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Where the faithful kneel,
a golden light is shining—
galaxies draw near.
 
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A brown paper bag
clutched in a child’s hand can hold
all of creation.
 
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Cattails speak in tongues
wisdom taught them long ago—
reedy whisperings.
 
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From around the world,
gather stones the size of fists—
change them into bread.
 
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infinite wisdom
in recounting bedtime tales—
patience with darkness
 
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invisible hand
stirring up the Milky Way
leftovers tonight

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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