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Blue Monday: Desert Family

Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona

We’re a desert family,
We know the ways of stones,
Cactus wrens and rattlesnakes—
The desert’s in our bones.
To snatch us from the desert
Would make our poor hearts ache,
For desert-dwellers cannot thrive
Beside an azure lake.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Blue Monday: Mosaic

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Detail from a community wall covered with mosaics, Ajo, Arizona

Telling a story can mean lots of things:
Crosses, and cacti, and birds with long wings;
Photos, and artwork that’s hung on the fridge;
Our very first kiss down under the bridge.
We need to tell stories, tell them a lot—
They tell who we are, and who we are not.
And this is the thing that stories do best:
They help us belong, and show we are blest.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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One of several mosaics on a downtown wall, depicting the history of Ajo, Arizona

The mother of Jesus was bold,
As all the great prophets foretold.
Through flood and through fire
Her utmost desire:
Inviting God in from the cold.

Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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