Nothing common in her tweets,
For she’s fortified with sweets!
What she tastes she somehow sees
Always tucked between her knees.
Autumn’s version of her face?
She knows just the perfect place:
In a corner of the zoo
With a peckish kangaroo!
There the campfire stories burn
And odd children come to learn
How to brand themselves with stars
That have slipped between the bars.
If you’ve suffered through this verse,
Don’t forget: It could be worse.
You could be among the dead,
Plunged in darkness, plagued by dread;
But you’re here, you’re having fun—
Keep it up, your life’s not done!
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The world is a beautiful place
For every creed, color and race;
There’s room for us all,
The great and the small—
No need to seek more room in space.
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Trying to breathe in this place,
close to the source of my grief,
while coins thrown in the wishing well
are glimmering and turning—
I feel my right foot slip, and then my left,
something tightens in my chest.
Be still, my heart!
You will find a way out!
Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
midday trysting place—
our languid conversation
lingers in the air
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”
Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
bench beside the way
resting place for weary ones
seven miles to go
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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