New Life Begins

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Contributor: Donal Mahoney

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white hips a soft fist
for the wrist of your waist
black hair in a spill

on your shoulders
small whirlpools
your ankles

green streams ride
your calves
blue rivers your thighs

I finger the flute
on the back of your neck
rise and slip in

at that moment dawn
and new
life begins

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Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.


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