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Snooze

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Lizards snooze where shadows are thin.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Showers

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Agave in bloom, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


showers of pollen
falling from the agave—
lizards take shelter

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rainless

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Early November, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


swiftly passing clouds
lizards haunt the brittlebush—
no more hope for rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Taste

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June sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Desert sun rising—
greedy for a taste of fire
lizards lick the air.

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shell

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Abandoned building, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


Desert Shell Motel
only the rats and lizards
checking in tonight

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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