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Women in the Photograph


I.
Women in the photograph
Do not smile and do not laugh.
“Bones,” they croak, “are fine when brown.
Can we buy some in your town?”
 
II.
Skin of language, weight of air,
Ravens weaving patterns there
In the presence of your friends—
See the way the sunlight bends?

 
  
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Quiet

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Weathered and faded headstone decorations at twilight, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


even the ravens
quiet their clattering tongues—
women in mourning

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sweeping

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in the house of light
women sweeping up the dust
into golden heaps

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tumultuous

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii) at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at the sun’s rising
wild women tossing their hair—
tumultuous joy

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Landfall

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Golf course, Southern Arizona
 

harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff*


sailors lusting for landfall—
whisky, women and palm fronds

*Opening gambit by Joe at flatfroghaiku
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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