Peony Petals Slowly Open – Poem by Mary Shay McGuire

Poetry by Poem Mary Shay McGuire

roses close tight at twilight
it has happened
It will happen again

I smell the snow in winter
suddenly I am a child again
in a wool cap in New England

the cat’s coat is black luxury
once I found a cat
someday I will find another

About the Poet

Mary Shay McGuire lives and writes in central Pennsylvania. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with an MFA and taught there. She has published numerous poems and also creative nonfiction and is in the process of compiling a chapbook


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