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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona.
 


a cleft in the wall—
the smoke from midday cookfires
seeps into the stones

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Donnie Wants to Build a Wall


Donnie wants to build a wall,
Build it long and build it tall,
Tall enough to keep you out,
Keep you from your walkabout.
 
Doesn’t matter who you are,
If you come from lands afar,
Donnie thinks a wall will do
For the very likes of you.
 
Donnie does not like brown skin.
Donnie likes his women thin.
Donnie and his ilk all hate
Those who breathe and celebrate
 
Liberty and happiness—
O my god, it’s such a mess!
Will this nightmare never end?
Donnie J, you’re no one’s friend!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mask

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Yellow butterfly,
you rest within the shadows
that mask a stone wall.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mask

Mask at Anado's
 
Mask on outside wall, home of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


a frisson of fear—
remembering the fierce mask
on her neighbor’s wall

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gecko

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Ceramic gecko on a wall, Zapopan, Mexico
 


hot summer morning—
gecko scrabbling on the wall
disturbs the dog’s nap

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a birthday party
in the street behind the wall—
one thin note of grief

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Unloved

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
 
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…
 
from “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
 


unloved wall—
even the old paint
is weeping

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Vanity

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Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


priestly vanity—
a fresh-picked morning glory
tucked behind his ear

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mask

Mask at Anado's
 
Mask on outside wall, home of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


on the western wall
terrifying all who pass—
mask with dagger teeth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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