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Risking Something
Orion Allen


Not everything

is empty               So far you swam


& for so many years


When I was out

there suddenly a head appeared


Speaking very simply


Your head              The waves
Orion Allen is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. They are a poet, translator, bartender, poetry instructor, immigration paralegal, and stepfather to their roommate's cat, Kiara. Their poems are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Guesthouse, and the Spectacle. You can find more of their work at orionallen.com.

Mark



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