Friday, September 9, 2016

Over and Out by Donal Mahoney

Harley turned 70 
the other day 
and died 

riding his motorcycle 
through a pink dawn, 
an old Suzuki 

not a Harley. 
He hit a fireplug 
and soared, 

a missile shot
over the handlebars.
He never made a sound

landed in 
a rose garden
but never knew it. 

Heart attack 
while airborne, 
never felt the thorns. 

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of his earliest work can be found at and some of his newer work at

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