On Reading Thomas Merton

I Didn’t Know a Brow was Involved

by Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall (Rated G)

To read Thomas Merton, we are scold-told
Is middlebrow spirituality*
I never knew that a brow was involved
Because I see the barber every week

But I like Father Louis (bourgeois or not)
And his brave travelogues of life and soul
And that he missed his pen and pocketknife
When he surrendered all through his holy vows

So, yeah, that man is flawed, as flawed as can be
And thus flawed Thomas is just the man for me

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Storey_Mountain

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