NaPoWriMo 2018 – #8 Silent Joke


Silent Joke

The monk in saffron

smiles to himself

silently enjoys his thought


The next monk

brown robed

senses the smile

grins with pleasure


the next monk

robed in red

feels a surge of levity

his shoulders shake


the next monk

in clay coloured robe

is overtaken by giggling


the infection spreads

until the sound of silence

is immersed

in the mirth of monks



Copyright Mike Hopkins 2018

About NaPoWriMo

(Some / most of these could be rightly described as “chopped up text”. But that’s how first drafts often look.)

4 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2018 – #8 Silent Joke

  1. Ha! I like this one, Mike! Probably thinking of a joke you told him in some pub, somewhere, before he shaved his head, took his vows, and said no more.

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