Porcelain Shoes

 Porcelain feet
Born out of
The Great Mystery
Of life
Out cast
I cast
For your Holy Feet
Porcelain Shoes
To wear
In Heaven
I sculpt
Fine Porcelain vessels
For your soles
Little feet
Unwelcome
Mother alone
In child-birth
Out cast
I cast
From fine white clay
Little coffins
To carry you
Homewards
I place these coffins
On Knoc Ma
Fairy Hill
Over looking Tuam Hinterlands
A silent prayer offering
Elevated womb
Holding sacred memories
Of child birth cries
I kneel
I place
This prayer into
Elevated Silence.
                         
                           By Holly Mullarkey