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by Nevada Kerr

After centuries in the monastery fending off a smile
The exiled lover pays court to matrimony's bile
Excited by the bishop's pledge of total self-denial
Feasting in the abbey, fasting in the aisles
The fast confessor, frugal lecher runs riot with a child

Loneliness drops in like an eremitic friend
Plundering the Scriptures, poisoning the pen
A running gag in paradise, the revelry must end
The darling prize of nuptial rights the Vatican rescinds
The famine price of tender passion rises once again

Written by © Nevada Kerr
August 21, 2004.

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