An homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with phrases found in his New York Times obituary:
At the end of his life,
the spiritual godfather
Sharp humor and social consciousness
Water heals her wound
the evidence comes
as a scar blossoms in her flesh
like smoke rising
from burning leaves
it has been a long struggle
sometimes she dreams
of lying in her casket
when this nightmare is over
but for now her thoughts are clearing
maybe Jesus is turning her wine
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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona.
Daybreak at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
The smokers are still sleeping,
All snug within their tents.
The air is fresh and lovely,
Despite the world’s events.
But with the exhalation
Of morning’s first white smoke,
Creatures near the cigarettes
Will writhe and gag and choke.
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Frosty morning, northern Arizona
Desert sunflower (Geraea canescens), Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
Desert flowers shine in shadowy places.