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Got No Lucky Shoes


Got no lucky shoes, and I got no magic ring;
Got some silly stories, though, and songs I like to sing.
Got no magic wishbone, got no lucky sox,
But I can think my way, my friend, right out of a box.
Some say I’m peculiar, others say I’m weird,
But folks like me are treasures—not something to be feared.

© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

I See You


I see you, but wish I did not;
Your presence is like a dark blot
That can’t be scrubbed out.
(Of that there’s no doubt.)
I’m stuck with you—that is my lot.
 
 

Limerick © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Fair Time!


1.
I think I’ll go down to the fair;
I know I’ll find tasty treats there.
Ice cream would be nice,
Topped off with brown mice
And maybe some platypus hair!
 
2.
The Ferris wheel goes round and round;
It’s quiet, not making a sound.
But all those aboard
Are screaming, “Dear Lord,
We want to get back to the ground!”
 
3.
That panda without any hair,
The one on the shelf over there?
I’ll win it for you,
Yes, that’s what I’ll do,
By tossing a ring fair and square.
 

Limericks © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Self-care


lighting a candle—
self-care for body and soul
on the journey home

 
 
 
Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Unforgettable

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A huge chunk of copper ore can be seen at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
 
 
unforgettable—
the last time words of wisdom
tumbled from the stone

 
 
 
Photo and Haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Wonder

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Seaside flora can be seen at Border Field State Park, Southern California.
 


One crimson blossom—
I stop to kneel in wonder,
lost in love and praise.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shape-Shifters

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Clouds over the University of Arizona campus at a Tucson Festival of Books event before COVID-19.
 


watching clouds change shape—
first a witch, then a dragon,
then a gleaming sword

 
Haiku and photo by Magical Mystical Teacher

Way Station

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The shadow of an ironwood tree offers relief from the heat in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Desert way station—
I rest in a shady place
before moving on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Broken

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A broken-down farm wagon finds its final resting place at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


for my journey home
nothing but a broken wheel
and a rasping crow

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


No Thanks


Arrogance alone
keeps my tongue from giving thanks
for breath, stars, sticks, stones.


 
© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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