Poems and Poetry

A Matter of Perspective | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

Feeding feral cats at dawn
is easier when the cats are calm.
This can happen when the
mix of cats remains the same
but a new cat can create
commotion for a sleepy man.

But feeding cats is easier
for a man with grown children
who have moved around the nation
and communicate by Skype
and bicker as they did when
the four of them were
a year apart in school.

Today the problem isn’t
who’s the better athlete or
gets the highest grades
or will become a millionaire.
Today the problem is the one
terminal with cancer.

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