Love in the Afternoon


Newlyweds cuddle
on a bench in their garden.

A hummingbird pauses
then enters a lily.
They make love in public.

No reason not to.
The weather’s so nice.

By Donal Mahoney

Hillstar Hummingbird on pink flower


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 of White-tailed Hillstar Hummingbird, Urochroa bougueri, in flight on the ping flower, Montezuma, Colombia, by Ondřej Prosický

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