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Organic Riffs

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organic cherries—
red and ripe and luscious
in a blue-green bowl
 
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our midsummer’s feast—
dining on organic figs
and wedges of cheese
 
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organic apples—
whining about the bruises
that soften their flesh
 
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organic silence—
good news for the old poet
scribbling at midnight
 
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ripe organic plums—
ants come from three miles away
for the summer feast
 
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my shoes coming loose—
organic cotton laces
crumbling into dust
 
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for ripe fruit she pants—
bunches of fat purple grapes
organic, luscious

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Barren

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Part of a floral decoration blown from a small cemetery, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In a barren land
not even red silk flowers
signify good luck.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Accent

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Old adobe ranch house, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


the ranch house garden—
only a few white blossoms
to accent the red
 
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A rain of blossoms brings joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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One

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


The field to the north
is filled only with cacti
and one red blossom.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fallen

Stepping down
 
Bougainvillea petals litter a sidewalk, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the red blossoms
I love them too much to think
they will fall by noon

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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