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The middle child

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Section of a mural in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

 
 

The middle child,
feeling lost and upset,
goes for treatment
one day a week.
In the waiting room,
her older brother
chants nursery rhymes
and tells stories
in a vain attempt
to comfort her.
“Wait till you see the lunches
they serve at school next week,”
he says.
“Seven kinds of ice cream!”
But the disconsolate middle child
cares nothing for ice cream lunches.
All she wants is to rise up
out of her wheelchair
and walk.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Bench

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Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


School year’s over—it’s sittin’ time!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
drifting to the bench,
easing down to meditate—
honey on her tongue

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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