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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Cracks

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Shadows often lurk in cracks in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona.
 
 

Some light, some shadows—
summer arranges herself
just as she wants to.

 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Desert Shadows

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Shadows dot the desert landscape near Ajo, Arizona.
 
 

The shadowlands wait
in ever deeper silence
for the Flower Moon.

 
 
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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

 
 
 
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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.

 
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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
 
 
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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.
 

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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