Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly is from Co. Sligo. She earned a BA in Creative Writing from NUI Galway in 2018, and has previously had poems published in ROPES and Crannóg literary journals. Her work deals mainly with themes of nature and memory, focusing on what is quietly special.

Light Years

It is the colour of Sunday afternoons —
those short endless hours,
honey-sun dripping through the window.

It is the bus journeys to see
the glint of waves, push coppers into slot machines.
Porch-lights coming on as we get home.

It is days spent reading on the summer square,
warmth spreading slow like butter,
bubbles dancing overhead.

It is the egg yolk staining my pyjamas
and the mornings spent with you,
curtain-edges glowing gold.

© 2020 Sarah Kelly