Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

A Different New Year’s Eve

An ancient couple,
he's a hunchback, 
she's a gnome, 
in the kitchen play

a game of dominoes,
drink hot cocoa, eat
warm bread dripping 
with apricot jam, then 

off to bed at eight 
and up again at five
for the winding drive
down the mountainside

snowy miles to church 
on New Year’s Day,
there to sing and praise  
God for everything.

Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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