A Matter of Money by Donal Mahoney

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A Matter of Money

Being bipolar isn’t easy
but it’s tougher
when you’re poor
and have to walk
rather than ride
from one pole
to the other,
a friend told me
in the day room,
on his first day back
from the locked side.

He has a friend still
on the locked side
who’s bipolar, too,
with oodles of money
and a private plane.
When he takes a trip
he goes from one pole
to the other lickety-split.
He’s says he’ll give
my friend a lift should
their trips coincide.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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