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Sacrifice

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On the shore of Lake Skinner, Winchester, California
 


morning sacrifice—
how one feather in the sand
appeases the gods

 
Text and photo © 2013 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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