Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

521. Chicken Bone Stuck 4/4/2015
522. Space Program 4/6/2015
523. The Prodigal 4/7/2015
524. Makes Forever Shorter 4/10/2015
525. The Skywriter 4/10/2015
526. Wheelchair With A View 4/14/2015
527. Sleep Apnea Or Agent Orange: Let’s Hear It For Monsanto 4/20/2015
528. Missiles And Land Mines 4/22/2015
529. Dazzle And Whirr 4/24/2015
530. Norma Jeane At A Bus Stop,1943 4/24/2015
531. Each Morning 4/25/2015
532. The Shish Kebab Genocide 4/28/2015
533. At The Hop 5/1/2015
534. A Singular Repast 5/4/2015
535. Guns And Cell Phones 5/4/2015
536. Home For The Winter 5/6/2015
537. Family Picnic 5/8/2015
538. Right To Flow 5/8/2015
539. Loving Her 5/13/2015
540. Old Quilter In A Rush 5/15/2015
541. My Fiancée Visits My Father’s House 5/16/2015
542. Dangling Participles 5/17/2015
543. Piccolos 5/17/2015
544. Nature Boy 5/17/2015
545. Poem For Mother, Poem For Dad 5/18/2015
546. Married Man Shy 5/19/2015
547. You In That Gown 5/19/2015
548. Omg 5/22/2015
549. The Capitalist Way 5/28/2015
550. Tommy Is The Man 5/28/2015
551. Before Michael Brown And Freddie Gray 5/28/2015
552. Signs In Windows 6/1/2015
553. Monday Morning 6/2/2015
554. Show Or Tell 6/3/2015
555. It's Not For The Usher To Ask 6/3/2015
556. Infrastructure Swallows A City 6/4/2015
557. That Day 6/4/2015
558. Misanthrope At Sunset Manor 6/5/2015
559. Strangers In A Bar 6/7/2015
560. Presidential Debates 2016 6/7/2015
Best Poem of Donal Mahoney

A Good Neighbor

Cookies for George,
40 years back from Viet Nam,
are the only payment
the man will accept
to mow your lawn,
rake your leaves,
shovel your snow.

He sleeps behind
his brother's house
above the garage.
Every two weeks
he shaves and bathes.
His brother takes him
to the Veterans Hospital.

George has cancer again
40 years after Agent Orange.
But he'll mow your lawn,
rake your leaves
and shovel your snow
for nothing less than
cookies for George.

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'Lemon Underwear'

The New Morse Hotel
Chicago, circa 1970

What if after Browne has gone
one of us discovers who Browne was,
leads the rally to his room before
the maid has time to broom the webs,
retrieve from underneath the bed
the sweat-stiff socks, the lemon underwear?

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