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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Journey of the Yellow Monk

by Richard Hartwell

Saw an amber monk today,
Walking –
            out of time and place,

Barefoot, bald, in dirty robes,
Walking –
            on a city street,

Sticking to deep shadows,
Walking –
            up against a wall,

Far away from jungle paths,
Walking –
            heedless of his feet,

Through broken glass and trash,
Walking –
            in disdain or ignorance,

Focused on his journey’s prayers,
Walking --
            Oblivious of worldly cares.

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