a monk showed me where i could sit and then
disappeared into the abbey cave to get drunk.
he looked like chester from the 70’s sitcom “soap.”
he came back upstairs and shared us a bottle and
got excited over black dresses with white flower stitches,
but it wasn’t a fetish or him being cooped up and horny.
he just liked exercising that will to color.
*chester is in the middle of the back row