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midafternoon snack
of juicy watermelon
ripe and red and sweet
 
 
stepping back quickly—
a rattler ready to strike
warns me just in time
 
 
a change in her luck
after the sunflowers bloom—
retreating cancer
 
 
adjusting the light
while using the cutting board
for chopping veggies
 
 
Something in the room,
perhaps dust in the closet,
seems to call my name.
 
 
geranium pots
arrayed on a stepladder—
summer afternoon

 
 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #282
 
More Writers’ Pantry #36 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Organic Riffs

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~~ 1 ~~
 
organic cherries—
red and ripe and luscious
in a blue-green bowl
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
our midsummer’s feast—
dining on organic figs
and wedges of cheese
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
organic apples—
whining about the bruises
that soften their flesh
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
organic silence—
good news for the old poet
scribbling at midnight
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
ripe organic plums—
ants come from three miles away
for the summer feast
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
my shoes coming loose—
organic cotton laces
crumbling into dust
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
for ripe fruit she pants—
bunches of fat purple grapes
organic, luscious

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poet’s United: “Organic”

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
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
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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