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Bunny

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Section of a floor mat in a church nursery
 


Bunny on the floor mat,
Tell me where you’ll go.
Will you hop at daybreak
Off to Mexico?
 
Or will California
Lure you with its name?
Bunny on the floor mat,
Aren’t you glad I came?

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Froggy

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Ceramic frog on a blue mat, Southern California
 


Froggy on a mat of blue,
May I hop along with you,
Seeking tasty flies and such?
I would like that very much!

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wrapped in a Straw Mat

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~~ 1 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat
one small square of bleached muslin
still stained with his blood
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
humming gratitude—
beggar wrapped in a straw mat
pulled from the dumpster
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
her peace offering—
an olive and a ripe fig
wrapped in a straw mat
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat—
an old method for praying
when nothing else works
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
an old photograph—
two boys wrapped in a straw mat
trying not to laugh
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat—
broken sets of dominoes
swept up from the floor
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat—
three smooth stones from the river
ripe with autumn’s chill
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
morality play—
a fool wrapped in a straw mat
addressing the king
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
in the high country
old women wrapped in straw mats
to ward off the chill
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat
to mend her broken courage
after last night’s storm
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat
the shepherd guarding his sheep
on a frosty night
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
wrapped in a straw mat—
some intricate needlework
from a far village

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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