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winter afternoon—
a rich layer of new snow
blanketing the earth
 
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In weary silence
she gazes into the flames,
seeking an omen.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
nothing fancier
than her cream-colored straw hat
with its pink ribbon
 
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A wooden clothespin—
she touches it to her tongue
and then to her palms.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Over her shoulder
she tosses a tangerine,
hoping for good luck.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Spiteful old women
hurl curses at their husbands
for small transgressions.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Through a small window
she sees the plural of goose
landing on the pond.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
A life for herself—
no more peeling potatoes,
she thinks with a sigh.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #146
   
More Poetry Pantry #388 at Poets United

Press One for English

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A palm tree near the duck pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 
 

The palms,
filled with songbirds,
bow low to the earth.
Butterflies ravage
the carcass of a fox.
A farmer,
dazzled by his tomatoes,
flows in and out
of the here and now,
munching something
hallucinogenic.
The end is near,
and all the players know it.
Press One for English.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #127
   
More Poetry Pantry #369 at Poets United

Faithful

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Do fishes have faith?
Or how about palms?
Only the faithful
Live life without qualms.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Faith”

Snatchers

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona
 


made for snagging kites
two palms above the mission
sniffing at the wind
~~ ~~ ~~
kite snatchers waiting for some victims

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kite”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2