Brother Phillipe

 

Brother Phillipe is a creature of habit

who happens to be a Carthusian rabbit

 

He lives among monks in the province Dauphine

where the saints distill spirits and keep their souls clean

 

Phillipe’s mostly silent, except once a week

on the long walks when monks are permitted to speak.

 

Brother Phillipe was not always this way

It’s a bit of debt that he feels he must pay

 

One evening while grazing throughout the courtyard

a monk and his friend caught Phillipe eating chard

 

They gave Phillipe grace, a kind gift he found odd

So he joined his new brothers and prayed to their god

 

Be careful which gardens that you choose to graze

You might pay for your sin the Carthusian way

 

© Shar Mohr

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