Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

St. Peter's in the Loop

Donal Mahoney Avatar    Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled St. Peter's in the Loop which was written by poet Donal Mahoney. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Donal Mahoney

Best Donal Mahoney Poems

+ Fav Poet

St. Peter's in the Loop

St. Peter’s in the Loop


Two minutes more, Father Cal, 
and you will hear another 
of my strange confessions.
Right now, I’m outside
watching the rain 
run on my glasses
in rills.
Once again I’ll confess
the usual stuff
with a few variations,
none essential, all accidental, 
the same plot, the same ploys,
the same frenetic tale
I have always to tell.
Next week, though, 
it will be different.  
Next week, I’ll say, 
“Father Cal, it is I.
You know the rest.”
Next week, I won’t make
a long list in the grill
across from St. Peter’s.
I’ll swig on a milkshake instead.
Father Cal, you and I will both profit.

Donal Mahoney

Author's Note: When I do not hold the copyright to a poem, I have to publish the credit line whenever the 
poem appears elsewhere. 

“St. Peter’s in the Loop” 
U.S. Catholic Magazine 
205 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606
February 2009
Vol. 74, No. 2., p. 51

Copyright © Donal Mahoney

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.