Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

841. All Flags Flying 3/24/2016
842. Rain On Good Friday 3/25/2016
843. The Potus In Argentina 3/25/2016
844. Blind Artist 3/26/2016
845. Driveway Cat 3/26/2016
846. A Poor Woman's Best Friend 3/26/2016
847. A Harmless Obsession 3/28/2016
848. Choir In The Trees 3/29/2016
849. Praise For Him 3/30/2016
850. It Can Happen In A Second 3/31/2016
851. Calypso Means Spring Is Here 3/31/2016
852. Alleys And Obits 4/2/2016
853. Antidotes For The Anxious 4/2/2016
854. A Better Way For America 4/3/2016
855. Campaigning In Space 4/4/2016
856. Believe It Or What? 4/5/2016
857. For The Birds 4/5/2016
858. A Primary Haiku 4/6/2016
859. A Starlet Of Spring 4/6/2016
860. Tulips And Cowlicks 4/6/2016
861. Two Veterans 4/7/2016
862. Funeral In Mississippi 4/7/2016
863. Doorman In A Foreign Land 4/7/2016
864. An Optimist's Life 4/7/2016
865. You Can't Make This Up 4/9/2016
866. Eternity In Global Warming 4/9/2016
867. Domestic Terrorists 4/9/2016
868. Atomic Clocks 4/11/2016
869. Aren't Native To America 4/11/2016
870. Jimmy From Across The Street 4/13/2016
871. A Senior Dilemma 4/13/2016
872. A Christmas Shout 4/13/2016
873. A Life Without Guard Rails 4/13/2016
874. A Self-Made Man Today 4/14/2016
875. Birds Cry Santa's Here 4/14/2016
876. Can You Hear Me, Fred? 4/16/2016
877. Empathy Is Not Pete's Forte 4/17/2016
878. I Feel Like James Brown 4/18/2016
879. Auburn In The Wind 4/18/2016
880. Hummers Are Coming 4/18/2016
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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