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San Miguel store
A neighborhood store in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México


lipsticks on the left
hairspray on the right
a narrow aisle between them
clerking in a white smock
she squeezes her hips
through the straits
looking for something
a customer wants
seldom does she walk home
after her shift is over
without wondering how she can
do this chore for the rest of her life
the wisp of a dangling spider web
sticks to her left eyelash
startling her out of her reverie
and she brushes it away
along with her thoughts


Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Stones in an arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona

raven, wind and stone
willing to teach the humble
wisdom’s hidden ways

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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