Volume 4, Issue 9 | September 2017 ISSN: 2395-2547
 

Words in Rhyme


Alice’s House
- Donal Mahoney
Redbud and dogwood have blossomed
above the tulips and jonquils where
Alice's house used to be.
 
A possum and raccoon nose around 
where the garage was before the tornado. 
An armadillo has joined them.
 
Someone has hung a red feeder from
the old clothesline. No hummingbirds yet.
Spring has brought new life over there.

Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in various publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Public Republic (Bulgaria), Gloom Cupboard (U.K.), Revival (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Black-Listed Magazine, Opium 2.0, Calliope Nerve, Haggard and Halloo, Rusty Truck, Pirene’s Fountain (Australia) and other publications.