Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1481. Looking For Work 10/4/2012
1482. My Therapist's A Lady 5/30/2013
1483. Cops And Robbers 5/29/2014
1484. The Farmer's Daughter 4/8/2013
1485. A Good Neighbor 9/4/2013
1486. Just The Sheep And The Goats And The Shepherd 5/4/2014
1487. Found In An Attic: World War Ii Letter To A Wife 6/6/2014
1488. Ptsd 6/11/2014
1489. Cuckold's Plea 11/23/2014
1490. Letter To An Estranged Middle-Aged Son 5/4/2014
1491. Income Equality 2/12/2015
Best Poem of Donal Mahoney

Income Equality

Wilbur's always lived
in the navel of society,
lost in the lint
of the middle class.

His parents lived there too.
So will his children if they
fail to win the lottery.
Not a problem for Wilbur.

From his navel he can
see the poor sweat
at jobs they died for.
When he looks up

he can see the rich bet
on stocks and then relax
with wine and caviar.
That's the way the world works.

Wilbur's father told him
it's always been that way
and always will be.
And like his father

Wilbur knows the world
will always have ...

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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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