Thursday, August 1, 2013

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

Lady in Waiting

This beautiful mule
of a woman
old and balky
squatting on 
ancient haunches
and braying as I 
pull on her rope
as hard as I can 
so she will go  
to the Botanical Garden
a place she loves
has a right to see
from her wheelchair
a cat on her lap
a rose in her hair 
one last time.

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