an on-line poetry magazine
for the 21st century

Winter 2023-2024

Mary Flatley


Will you be there
With me when
I succeed
Or will you only be around
To comfort me
When I fail
Will you join me
In my victories
Or merely surround me
With your pity
When I face my losses
In short will my
Triumphs be your triumphs
Or will you only be happy
When I succumb to disappointment

Mary Flatley has been writing poetry since 1997.  From 2003-2008 she was the Administrative Assistant at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.  She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase.