2 poems by Donal Mahoney :) “Old Stag Giddy” & “Another Sunrise In His Day”

Old Stag Giddy

Elmer’s an old stag now
shedding antlers
snorting among the trees

but sometimes Martha
after her shower
is a doe beckoning  

and he becomes giddy
and heads for the salt lick
happy in the breeze

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Another Sunrise in His Day

Will I walk again,
Tillie mumbled,
lost in the fog of  

her knee operation.
The surgeon predicted
she’d toss her cane away

in two months.
Still in a fog, she asked
if she’d walk the way

she walked before,
with the same locomotion,
as her husband called it,

a walk he studied
through binoculars  
behind lace curtains

from the upstairs window
sitting in his wheelchair
as she strolled through

the garden, picking a
bouquet, creating another
sunrise in his day.

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Nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, Donal Mahoney has had work published in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. His work is usually not plucked from his life. Instead, he watches nice people and makes things up. Some of his earliest work can be found at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/

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