Dorothy Mahoney | Windsor, ON | LCP member since 2006


mending the pocket

what is inside doesn’t show
so I use brown thread on the grey lining
not knowing where the grey is
wanting to hold it all in

so I use brown thread on the grey lining
thinking about small change
wanting to hold it all in
so much of what falls is lost

thinking about small change
my son’s coat that is too large for me
so much of what falls is lost
his hands no longer fitting into mine

my son’s coat is too large for me
it sleeps heavy in my lap
his hands no longer fitting into mine
I try to mend this tear

it sleeps heavy in my lap
what is inside doesn’t show
I try to mend this tear
not  knowing where the grey is

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Dorothy Mahoney is an Instructional Coach at Essex District High School and has two books of poetry published by Black Moss Press, as well as, two collections with her poetry group by Cranberry Tree Press.

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3 Responses to Dorothy Mahoney | Windsor, ON | LCP member since 2006

  1. Mama Zen says:

    Beautiful piece!

  2. This is a refreshing, well-written poem that will linger through generations of mothers and sons. Bravo Dorothy Mahoney!

  3. Nichie says:

    I love this poem… Only the best from Mrs. Mahoney!

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