Convention in Miami by Donal Mahoney


Convention in Miami

for Gerard Manley Hopkins

Around his navel this morning
a halo, a red stipple
Hopkins would love:
“Glory be to God for dappled things…”

It’s a gift from this woman
he doesn’t know
who welcomed him last night
with open arms and open legs

and sent him back to his wife
this morning, unaware
he was bringing home a souvenir,
a bright halo of crab lice.

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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