Mary Hanrahan

6 am

evening undone
  into morning song
my daughter at the piano
  I wake up inside the music  
the new piece
  she is mastering
sorrow in every note
  every word a tear
held inside the slow
  progression of the sun
into the winter sky


Mary Hanrahan is an artist and poet living with PTSD. She holds an MFA from Ashland University.  Her work appears or is forthcoming in Ellipsis Zine, Ephemerae, Magnolia Review, Frogpond and elsewhere.