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The Dance

Dandelion
Dandelion, Apache County, Arizona
 

Noon.
A stone by the road
sets the scene
for the dance.
Farther down the road
a man without elbows
plays a flute
with his feet,
panting out wild notes,
and the desert,
which has waited
since it was created,
begins to stir.
Could anything
be harder
than shrugging off the eons
to shimmy in the sun?

 

Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpses

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Strawberry cactus, (Mammillaria dioica), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California, February 2017
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
naked figurines
their alabaster bellies
shining in the light
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
somewhere in the ’hood—
poems kicked to the gutter
begging for mercy
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
at the hoarder’s house—
lockets stuffed with old photos
too many to count
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
a bloated old man
bathed by his daughter at noon
then tucked into bed
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
ambling down the street
with a basket on her arm—
market day again
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
The way the moon leans
into the battered dumpster,
you’d think it was drunk.

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Blue Monday

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Discarded soft drink cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone tossed a drink cup
Many moons ago,
Tossed it in the bushes,
Where no wind could blow.
 
Now the battered drink cup,
Fading and forlorn,
Still sits in the bushes
Night and noon and morn.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Snack

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Snack vendor, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


time out for a snack—
waiting for the festival
to begin at noon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Offerings

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An outdoor altar at El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


show of gratitude
after picking tender greens—
offerings at noon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Helpful

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
dust whirling round the tombstones
morning, noon and night—
how helpful to remember
the same end awaits us all

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Narrow

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


morning, noon and night
the pilgrimage continues—
narrow is the way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Retired

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Old hay rake, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


retired from hay fields
farm implement at high noon
raking sharp shadows

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fallen

Stepping down
 
Bougainvillea petals litter a sidewalk, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the red blossoms
I love them too much to think
they will fall by noon

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Candent

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Southern Arizona
 


a hole in my door—
how the neighbor’s candent fence
keeps its shape at noon

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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