the sun is sparkling, the rain rumbling, and we badly need some poetry...

Friday 16 March 2012

Donal Mahoney - One Poem

Sadie Says

Perhaps it’s true
perhaps it's not

we'll never know  
if it's the reason 

Sadie sleeps 
till noon each day

then with her limp 
walks to the beach  

to feed wild cats 
but never a dog

because Sadie says 
everyone knows

cats are poetry
dogs are prose.

Donal Mahoney 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 The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Commonweal, The Christian Science Monitor and a number of online publications.