Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn’s fourth collection, The Radio, came out in 2017. She lives in Belfast.

Poem: ‘All of the People’

Leontia Flynn, 16 December 2021

Dense clouds of starlings ripple on our skylines.Wildebeest thunder collectively over the plain.Fireflies blink. Bamboo-forests blossom at once.Round the innocent cell, bacteria follow the quorum.                And all of the people say yeah no hey wait...

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