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.


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