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Out

Leontia Flynn

‘The opposite of simply sitting about / in your head, like an egg in eggshell.’

‘Out’ we would call it: we are going ‘out’ –
and the word was a kind of optimistic vapour
hung over evenings, redolent of light,
smoke, ‘the encounter with a stranger
in Urban Space’
or in Belfast, some friend’s friend . . .


Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent being Profit and Loss, which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She lives in Belfast and teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

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