You could use the following:
my $readline = "perl::monk";
my ( $first, $second );
# this will get the first item...
( $first, undef ) = split /::/, $readline, 2;
# or the second one...
( undef, $second ) = split /::/, $readline, 2;
Untested code, but hope it helps,
Update: removed the type in the second rule... I need more coffee...
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