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Got No Lucky Shoes


Got no lucky shoes, and I got no magic ring;
Got some silly stories, though, and songs I like to sing.
Got no magic wishbone, got no lucky sox,
But I can think my way, my friend, right out of a box.
Some say I’m peculiar, others say I’m weird,
But folks like me are treasures—not something to be feared.

© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Self-care


lighting a candle—
self-care for body and soul
on the journey home

 
 
 
Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Unforgettable

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A huge chunk of copper ore can be seen at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
 
 
unforgettable—
the last time words of wisdom
tumbled from the stone

 
 
 
Photo and Haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Way Station

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The shadow of an ironwood tree offers relief from the heat in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Desert way station—
I rest in a shady place
before moving on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Lotus

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A white lotus blossom is surrounded by shadows in a Tucson, Arizona pond.
 
 
 
Was it a blackbird
that coaxed the lotus open
to bask in the sun?

 
 
 
Haiku and photo © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


Broken

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A broken-down farm wagon finds its final resting place at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


for my journey home
nothing but a broken wheel
and a rasping crow

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Mountains

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Shadows nestle in crevices in the Catalina Mountains as the sun sets in Tucson, Arizona.
 

Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

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My Companions


Words are my companions,
I take them everywhere:
Stone and pine and blackbird,
Porcupine and bear.
 
Words are my companions,
I hug them to myself:
Fork and spoon and teacup,
Honey, pantry, shelf.
 
Words are my companions,
I treasure every one;
Verbs and prepositions
Roll right off my tongue
 
Along with a salacious
Adjective or two;
Words are my companions—
I love what they can do!

 
 
Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Palm Sunday Walk


Palm Sunday. While out for my routine walk, I meet a local author on the bridge. “I admire your latest book, the one you signed and dated at the bookstore a few weeks ago. It was a good read,” I say. He smiles faintly, but says nothing—a stony silence. Perhaps his arthritic legs are stiff from the morning chill. Maybe he needs help negotiating the crosswalk at the intersection. No, for without even waving goodbye he resumes his limping gait. Bemused, I look for a coffee shop. Caffeine might clear my head.
 

Overcast spring day—
the tulips seems reluctant
to flaunt their colors.


 

Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 

 

Pond

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The pond at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona reflects trees growing at its edges.
 


Morning by morning
a blackbird comes to the pond
to drink and then sing.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Writers’ Pantry #56 at Poets and Storytellers United