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Scintillating music

Cactus needles, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

scintillating music
carries her into most nights
with a flagrant disregard
for what her neighbors think
a leap of faith
that’s how she found her way
and it dawns on her
each time she prays late at night
that the spill that might have happened
did not
the end that might have come
did not
the leap that might have killed her
did not
she knows she owes everything
to that leap
and is not nonchalant


Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Abandoned bed springs, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

through hot desert nights
desperation drives their dance
naked on the springs
~~ ~~ ~~
the rusty bedsprings—
nestling in each coil some sleep
summer nights forgot

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Fierce things pierce my dreams,
causing short and sleepless nights—
distant church bells chime.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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