Friday 20 July 2012

Donal Mahoney

On Emigrating To Iceland After Iraq

Consider first the Alabama heat,
consider next the toad

still as a turd on this rural bridge
rupture slung across a stream

where offal floats,
where clumps are belching.

Note the toad, the reeks
that genie up beside it.

Then remember Iceland
and the freshets of its Spring.

Iceland had no toads,
no reeks to genie up beside them.

Donal Mahoney has had work published in Misfits' Miscellany and other print and electronic publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.