Crucified Monks

Shrouded umbrellas, like
crucified monks, stoic, regarding
warm surf breaking against steep sand.
Beyond the waves,
pulsing party boats
sell revelry and forgetfulness
to young people focused on pelvic beats
and right now.
The monks do not shrug.
They await morning to open
and offer shade
for humans slow with brightness and regret.

standing monks

closed umbrella closed-umbrella

(top: shutterstock.com; left: patioumbrellanstands.biz; right: dreamstime.com)

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About Jim Stewart

Writer at Butt in Chair
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6 Responses to Crucified Monks

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith says:

    Very nice! Unusual imagery. Thanks, Jim.

  2. So glad you’re enjoying this break!

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