Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

241. Sibling Reunion 12/31/2013
242. New Year's Resolutions 1/1/2014
243. Who Needs A Nap 1/4/2014
244. Recliner Therapy 1/5/2014
245. Mop Woman 1/6/2014
246. Lemon Underwear 1/6/2014
247. Surprise, Surprise 1/9/2014
248. Without Benefit Of Wimple 1/9/2014
249. Jogging To Cadaverville 1/11/2014
250. Miss Tiffany's New Neighbor 1/19/2014
251. Lunatic, Liar Or Lord 1/21/2014
252. Rural Princess 1/21/2014
253. Romance In The Modern Age 1/21/2014
254. Her Trip Back There 1/24/2014
255. Midnight In The Garden Of Envy 1/29/2014
256. Stalactites And Stalagmites 1/30/2014
257. Getting On 1/31/2014
258. Hedge With A Hole 2/2/2014
259. We'Ll Feel Better, Dearie, Not To Worry 2/4/2014
260. That Valentine's Day In Manhattan 2/4/2014
261. The Skinny On Fatty's Cafe 2/4/2014
262. Hams Of August Smother 2/6/2014
263. Going Bananas 2/7/2014
264. It's All In The Wrists, Said Ted Bundy 2/14/2014
265. Life And Death At St. Pancratius 2/16/2014
266. Old Batteries Can Surge 2/19/2014
267. An Olympic Gesture 2/19/2014
268. Husband And Wife On Hassocks Eating Sausage 12/14/2013
269. Mixed Couple On The Morning Train 12/14/2013
270. Winter On Astor Street 12/15/2013
271. A Romeo's Comeuppance 12/15/2013
272. Bending, Grabbing, Sorting 12/16/2013
273. After Burying A Wife 12/19/2013
274. Griggs' Bar And Grill 12/20/2013
275. Gift, With A Note, For My Wife 12/21/2013
276. Christmas Eve At Rosen's Deli 12/24/2013
277. Mike Fitzgibbons And His Morning Paper 2/25/2014
278. Looking Out For Mrs. Ruff 2/25/2014
279. The Missed Free Throws 2/27/2014
280. Marvin, Inveterate Schlepper, Turns Helper 3/2/2014
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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In Break Formation

The indications used to come
like movie fighter planes in break
formation, one by one, the perfect
plummet, down and out. This time they’re
slower. But after supper, when I hear her
in the kitchen hum again, hum higher,
higher, till my ears are numb,
I remember how it was
the last time: how she hummed

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