Do No Harm by Donal Mahoney


Do No Harm

Alvin didn’t want to be
anybody else.
He didn’t want to be
himself either.
Money wasn’t a problem.
He loved his wife and kids.
Doctors said he
wasn’t depressed.
Maybe a hobby
would help.
One suggested golf.
Another chess.
The time has come,
Alvin wrote in his journal.
A bullet would be messy
and poison painful.
So Alvin flew to Holland.
A doctor gave him a pill.

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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