Seán Kiely

A Letter From St. Paul To The Clowns

Seán Kiely

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in answer to your question

I would say

the acrobat's circus

is her cathedral

she is closer to heaven than you

every prayer a swinging rope

reached for or

fallen from


the lion's breath

the broken whip

the rising dust


I would say

kneel beneath her

Seán Kiely

Born and living in the countryside of County Wexford, Seán Kiely writes short fiction and short poetry. His work has been included in two Wexford anthologies: Wordweavers and Inside The Crocodile; and he has been published in Poetry Ireland Review and The Echo.