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I have come to gaze

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The remains of an old house near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 
 

I have come to gaze
on the clover and milkweed.
They are thick this month;
great drifts of leaves and stems
flare up
around the foundation
of the old farmhouse,
where something tiny
glitters on a stone.
The midday sun
is hot enough
to parch or melt
the thing that glitters,
and if it perishes,
who will keen for it?

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Afternoon

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


afternoon shadows
I love them too much to think
the moon will melt them

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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