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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shoe

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Shadows begin to fill the emptiness of a lost shoe.
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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A lone shoe would, if it could, walk to find its missing mate.

It is not yet dawn
and already the old shoe
clamors for a walk.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Southern California

When glimpsed through the pines,
how much longer the way seems—
pebble in my shoe.

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


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An abandoned and weathered flip-flop, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

following the notes
from a shaman’s bamboo flute
she slips off her shoes

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Little Ditties

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~~ 1 ~~
leaning on a stone
late into the afternoon—
Thoreau at Walden
~~ 2 ~~
even in the heat
setting a kettle to boil—
daily ritual
~~ 3 ~~
Startled by the cry
of a ripening cherry,
the old man stumbles.
~~ 4 ~~
a place of refuge
where only those dressed in white
find a welcome mat
~~ 5 ~~
everyone singing
a sequence of off-key notes—
the cacophony
~~ 6 ~~
murmuring a prayer
taken from an old straw hat
found in the gutter
~~ 7 ~~
hidden in darkness
a 14-carat gold ring
duller than a stone
~~ 8 ~~
outside the bedroom
something indiscernible
lurking in the dark
~~ 9 ~~
the can full of nails
wrapped round and round with a chain
everything rusting
~~ 10 ~~
after fire and flood
not even a single thought
of starting over
~~ 11 ~~
into the bookshop
one shoe off and one shoe on
for a reading fix
~~ 12 ~~
the other story
about the nifty gadget
no one can invent

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Bride from yesteryear in a photo collage, Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona

someone’s grandmother
adorned for her wedding day—
pebble in her shoe


Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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