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When I was a girl

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A mural on a house in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


When I was a girl
I wanted to be someone’s wife,
washing his dirty clothes,
then hanging them out to dry
on leafless bamboo poles.
But the day I saw a blackbird
in the backyard bath,
its eyes aflame with fire,
I felt within my skin a stirring
to make paintings
envied by both monk and nun.
Now masked, with brush in hand,
I steal out every night
to splash the darkened city walls
with light, and then more light.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #120
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Masks”

Moment

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


At any moment
a mourning dove may alight
on the leafless tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
  
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Leafless

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Seeking a new home,
even the dove passes by
the leafless willow.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Leafless

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the way a blackbird
settles into the shadows
of a leafless tree

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Leafless

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Creosote bush at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

leafless desert tree
offering no hiding place
for endangered ones

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher