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Brittle

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Agave seed head, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


pointing me away
from this melancholy place—
dry and brittle stalk

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Melancholy”
 
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Melancholy Whore

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Melancholy whore,
annoyed with bargain hunters,
shuts down for the night.
 
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Melancholy whore,
hushed after her performance,
smokes a cigarette.
 
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Melancholy whore—
the pain of indiscretion
pressing down on her.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Melancholy”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Annoyed, Hushed, Pain”

Three Sparks

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Dying spark of hope—
melancholy settles in,
nibbling at my soul.
 
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So many stories
begin with a spark of grief—
Tolstoy understands.
 
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I dream of the one
whose basket is filled with sparks
gathered from the hearth.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings: “Spark”