That Greyhound Station
I am interviewing,
one of her front teeth
crosses over the other
and sticks out like a leg
crossed over the other.
Otherwise I would hire her;
I am certain of that.
But she reminds me too much
of that Greyhound station
at three in the morning.
There, alone on a bench,
across from me still,
her little dress up,
skulls of bare knees, slight
hillbilly child waiting.
(Previously appeared in New City Magazine, March 1969)
Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times,
Loyola University Press, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now
Boeing), and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had
poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, Revival
(Ireland), The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review,
Commonweal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Christian Science
Monitor, The Davidson Miscellany, The Goddard Journal, The
Pembroke Magazine, The Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine and The
Road Apple Review and other publications.