Young monk and old monk in the orchard picking peaches, sunny and plump, ready for canning.
Carrying bushels to the wagon cart, the young monk asks the old monk what to look out for when growing old.
The old monk pauses and says not much. Life stays the same for the most part. Monks work and pray but an old monk works slower and prays faster.
But not to worry, the old monk advises. He admits he's going deaf but that's just an inconvenience since God uses sign language. Peaches like these have no need to talk. Donal Mahoney firstname.lastname@example.org Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, USA and has had poems published Ancient Heart Magazine and other publications in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.
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