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Not on Any Map


not on any map
the road across the desert
stretches on for years
 
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they travel by car
their destination unknown
fleeing disaster
 
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a set of footprints
swept away by whipping wind
and the ocean’s surf
 
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near a wooden door
stands a wooden rocking horse
and a lonely child
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
morning glory seeds
tucked into an envelope—
their hidden blossoms
 
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a tentative smile
after six weeks of sorrow
in the cancer ward
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
hanging new curtains
to defy the brilliant light
of a summer’s day
 
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blackbird in the oak—
the greatness of his wingspan
as he starts to fly
 
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hapless refugee
her sense of wonder stolen
by a border guard

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tucked

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Day’s end, with mountains in the distance, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Kobayashi Issa’s haiku about a mountain’s shadow inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

misty day—
in evening mountain’s shadow
candyman’s flute

 
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tucked among branches
the mountain alone remains
after shadows pass

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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