Soliloquy in an International Cloister

Watch your step as Brother Lawrence takes you inside the monastery walls of a five hundred year-old international order. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you had ignored your hormones and joined the monastery.

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Location: Rome, Italy

22 April 2006

The Retreat, 2006

He heard his future today.
Squealing hearing aids releasing
demons abandoned into those ears
by victims of history's mischief.
Shooshing tanks of oxygen blowing
air into lungs that breathed out
sighs for other loves left behind.
Whirring electric scooters unburdening
legs worn by a double weight of sin.
Playful laughter like wind through the cottonwoods
not knowing whether they are old or young
only that they still stand.

3 Comments:

Anonymous belgianwaffle said...

Very good..

22 April, 2006 09:07  
Anonymous heather said...

I like that -

22 April, 2006 17:25  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Don't encourage him. He may write more.

22 April, 2006 18:04  

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