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Stripped

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


weathered desert tree
stripped of all its ornaments
till the next blooming
 
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Surviving the desert’s vicissitudes takes fortitude.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shrine

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


stripped of every leaf
willow in the wilderness—
desolation’s shrine

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stripped

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Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


stripped by autumn frost
a lonely sentinel tree
guarding the canyon

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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