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Sunrise, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

wasteland citizen—
gnarled and twisted ironwood
cradling day’s first light

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Citizen(ship)”


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A vaquero searching for his cattle, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

thumping the wasteland—
the steady clippity-clop
of a horse’s hooves

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Blue Monday
More Our World Tuesday
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Sight and Sound”


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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

seeking the healing
of bubbling wasteland hot springs
where the rainbow ends

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Hot Springs”


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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), wasted and forlorn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

With light in your eyes
You embrace me in your arms
Our hearts beat as one*

even the wasteland shadows
murmur their secret desires

*Opening gambit by The Imaginator
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “With Light in Your Eyes”