Sharon Lopez Mooney.

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Sharon Lopez Mooney, poet, is a retired Interfaith End of Life Chaplain, living in Mexico. Mooney received a CAC Grant for rural poetry; nominated “Best of the Net ‘22”, chosen for “Editor’s Choice ‘22” & “Elite Writer’s Status ‘22”; co-published an anthology; co-owned an alternative literature service; facilitates poetry feedback workshops. Mooney’s poems are published nationally & internationally in such as: Glassworks, Muddy River Review, Revue{R}Évolution, Avalon Literary Review, Ricochet Review, Ginosko, California Quarterly, Galway Review, Roundtable Literary Journal, Existere,anthologies: CALYX; Cold Lake; Smoke & Myrrors (UK), among many others.

Pelicans, prehistoric winter migrants in Mexico

First published in Alchemy and Miracles Anthology

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican.
Dixon Lanier-Merritt, 1910