• after_life 25w

    Monk

    Up in the monastery, there lives a monk.
    A monk who wears a robe clad in white
    A common occurrence to be found there
    But with the robe, he puts a white mask
    Keeping his face a secret, even to his brethren.
    The monk arrived 6 winters back,
    When the snow started melting and a certain flower bloomed.
    The monk doesn't speak, some say he's mute
    Some say it's a part of his ritual, a pious man claimed.

    A monk whose face and words are a secret.
    Curious, but what if the monk isn't a male?
    Can it be, SHE is trespassing into a male sanctuary
    To live a certain way, to see for herself
    What makes these men so holy.
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