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Which

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Two saguaro cacti tower over wildflowers during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
which saguaro will you choose
for a nesting place?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blush

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
the ocotillo blossoms
blush to hear you sing.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fresh

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Daybreak at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


The smokers are still sleeping,
All snug within their tents.
The air is fresh and lovely,
Despite the world’s events.
 
But with the exhalation
Of morning’s first white smoke,
Creatures near the cigarettes
Will writhe and gag and choke.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The cactuses will thank you

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


The cactuses will thank you,
The sage will do the same,
If you promise not to smoke,
Or threaten them with flame.
 
For even though their needles
Could clearly run you through,
Cacti can’t survive a fire,
And neither, friend, can you!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hush

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
won’t you hush up long enough
to see the blossoms?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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On a road less traveled

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


On a road less traveled
I took my trusty bike,
Hoping that I’d see a snake
Or something else I like.
 
But that road less traveled
Made both my tires go flat,
So I sat beside the road
And fiddled with my hat.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Endings

Mourning

Passing

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


As December ends,
even the cactus blossoms
lament its passing.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cryptic

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


dead trees and no moon—
the cryptic constellations
of the shifting sands

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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