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Mystic Signs

(NOTE: Nothing profound here. Just enjoy the sounds of the words as you read them aloud.)


Chocolate muffins linger on,
Tingling tongues until they’re gone.
Wasted apples clog the sink
Quicker than a rat can think.
Asked to whirl through vats of dye,
Pinwheels stop and wonder why.
“What’s in it for us?” they ask.
“What an idiotic task!”
Blueberry pie, tasty treat!
Reading tea leaves—oh how sweet!
Mystic signs of grit and grace—
Scrub your hands and wash your face!


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #262
More Writers’ Pantry #16 at Poets and Storytellers United



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Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona

midday trysting place—
our languid conversation
lingers in the air


Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”


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September sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

A shy arrival
lingers over the treetops
long enough to blush.

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Buying a Cookie

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buying a cookie
a hauntingly toothsome one
for the homeless man
~~ ~~ ~~
her impulse
to buy a cookie
at midnight
~~ ~~ ~~
buying a cookie
and letting her tongue linger
over the frosting

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Buying a Cookie'”
More Three Word Wednesday: “Hauntingly, Impulse, Linger”