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Amen

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


First spring funeral—
after the priest’s final prayer,
a dove coos amen.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Vanity

Morning glory
 
Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


priestly vanity—
a fresh-picked morning glory
tucked behind his ear

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Temple Precincts

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A flabby old priest,
recumbent in the temple,
leers as pilgrims pray.
 
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An indignant priest
shoves aside the woman’s gift
with abusive shouts.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
stench of holiness
rising in clouds of incense—
morning sacrifice

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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