Donal Mahoney: Bending, Grabbing, Sorting

Bending, Grabbing, Sorting

    Chinese Laundry, Chicago
In a storefront laundry
on North Clark Street
brown draperies release
this quiet man
who has my shirts.
He smiles and bows–
how carefully
he wraps them.
Before the draperies
fall back, I see,
for a moment,
in a circle swirling
almost out of sight
three kerchiefed women,
glistening black,
bending, grabbing, sorting.


— by Donal Mahoney


Copyright ©2013, by Donal Mahoney. All Rights Reserved.

Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had work published in a variety of print and electronic publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.


Donal Mahoney: Bending, Grabbing, Sorting
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