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Hannah Mahoney

Bloopers

I watched one of those video compilations
of summer mishaps—kiddie pools and diving
boards and water slides and someone going
to jump dive slide swim and ending up all
wonky—and laughed once or twice in spite
of myself, but lingering afterward is that
moment when things change from fun to not,
and how vulnerable we all are, one moment
to the next.


Hannah Mahoney lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys clouds, trees, and sentences.


 

Hannah Mahoney

North

I remember
in the mornings
the bright snow-reflected light
in the kitchen window,
as though that light
shone always in that window,
as though it were the antidote

to the nights
we fled our mother’s rages,
trudging to town and back
and around the iced-over pond
till the house had gone dark.

Hannah Mahoney lives in Cambridge, Mass., where she writes haiku, tanka, and regular ol’ poems.