*Originally published in the chapbook Vanishing into the Leaves (Leaf Press, 2014).
Luther Allen facilitates SpeakEasy, a community reading series, and is co-editor of Noisy Water. His collection of poems, The View from Lummi Island, can be found at http://othermindpress.wordpress.com. His work is included in the recent anthologies WA 129; Refugium, Poems for the Pacific; Poets Unite! LitFUSE @10; and Weaving the Terrain. His short story, The Stilled Ring, was finalist in the annual fiction contest at terrain.org.
Photograph by Jordan Donaldson.