publishing poetry chapbooks

Monday's Poem

photo by Matthew Mahoney

I have two books of poetry published by Black Moss Press, an anthology with poet friends: A Thousand Yellow Leaves (Cranberry Tree Press), and a chapbook, the very heart of away (Literary Arts Windsor). I am currently working on a collection of dog poems about our Old English Sheepdog, Manfred.

© Dorothy Mahoney


in the morning the world is
suddenly white with snow that keeps

the dog snuffles and snaps, sniffs
and runs a trail through the yard

the wind ruffles his head and instantly
his nose goes up and he sits as if waiting

snow clings in clumps on the fur of
his legs and he shakes himself once, twice

dog of the first snow, curled content in
the white drifting, how easily you acquiesce to