J. Lester Allen

The Type of Rain that Falls around Here

she looked like
royalty standing in
the sun in jeans
and high-heeled boots
like some kind of highway
queen, awaiting the next

the coyotes around here
cry a familiar song,
their hunger so
palpable it could
knock the wind
right out of


J. Lester Allen lives in the quiet little holler of Ludlowville, NY. His latest book of poems This Is a Land Of Wolves Now was released by Kung Fu Treachery Press in 2019.