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a monk with  grape looks over the

edge of a giant cliff.  he eats

the sustenance, chewing with regularity, finality.

he steps down from

extended branch to another.  The monk

takes a wash cloth and begins to brush away the dirt

from the face of the rock.  there is a mural underneath

the sediment. he swings back and forth, the cloth

swiping each time.  the painting is

philosophically profound.