Saturday, August 31, 2013

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

Woodpeckers and Cable News

Simply because anchors 
have little to say means 
they'll keep saying it 
till others believe.
This is America.
They have that right.

Woodpeckers drum 
on maple and oak 
and redwood trees
hours each day 
for insects that 
keep them alive.

Matthews and Hannity
drum on noggins 
at night for converts 
among the faithful
on couches 
and recliners.

They're popes without 
mitre or crozier, preaching 
in America's Square, 
infallible for an hour
while in the forests
woodpeckers sleep.

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, MO

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