Black and White

She lives by a lake.
After a heavy snow
she looks out the window
and sees black swans
in a long, straight line
carefully step ashore.

By Donal Mahoney

Black Swan on snow

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. Read more of his poems in Eye on Life Magazine here.

Photo by Byrdyak

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