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Field of Strange Surprises


In a field of strange surprises, one chipped cup appears;
Yellow roses near the lip have faded with the years.
 
A clothesline pinned with tables, along with rusty tools,
Earns heaps of raw derision from mouths of Sunday fools.
 
They say the world is flooding and seas are black with ink.
But who knows what the truth is, and who knows what to think?
 
The end of time’s upon us, and dust coats every shelf.
But what’s the use of cleaning? Just leave that to the elf.

 

Poem © 2020 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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Miles

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Retired and rusting farm truck, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


How many journeys to market
Did the old yellow truck make?
How many miles of deep potholes?
Tell me: How long did it take?

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blossom

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First blossom of 2015 on a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rare

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Agave in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


how rare the sight—
yellow blossoms brushing
the sky with light

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ravenous

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


soon to be devoured
fragile yellow pollen grains
ravenous the sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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