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Roisin Kelly

Roisin Kelly was born in Northern Ireland and lives in Cork City, Ireland. Her work has appeared in The Stinging Fly Read more

I’ll choose for myself next time
who I’ll reach out and take
as mine, in the way
I might stand at a fruit stall

having decided
to ignore the apples
the mangoes and the kiwis...

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