Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Poem by Donal Mahoney

Weeds and Blooms

Alice, a mother and housewife,
watches her husband, the doctor,

out in the garden on weekends
weeding with a speed and ferocity

she can't muster, her energy spent
taking care of the kids.

They never discuss his work
at the clinic where he digs

bulbs out of wombs, snuffing
any chance for blooms.

Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in various publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  Some of his earliest work can be found at

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