Nothing common in her tweets,
For she’s fortified with sweets!
What she tastes she somehow sees
Always tucked between her knees.
Autumn’s version of her face?
She knows just the perfect place:
In a corner of the zoo
With a peckish kangaroo!
There the campfire stories burn
And odd children come to learn
How to brand themselves with stars
That have slipped between the bars.
If you’ve suffered through this verse,
Don’t forget: It could be worse.
You could be among the dead,
Plunged in darkness, plagued by dread;
But you’re here, you’re having fun—
Keep it up, your life’s not done!
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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,”
“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
Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
in tangled places
stories tumble line by line
~~ ~~ ~~
Within the shadows great surprises hide.
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Prehistoric animal chipped in stone, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site near Gila Bend, Arizona
Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, April 2015
A creosote bush, left, and a palo verde tree seem to be conversing, while clouds and mountains listen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha) seed pods at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
A ship under full sail, painted on a restaurant door, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México