Late March – Allie Rigby

I can hear the coyotes
from my porch—a neighborhood
on fire, we howl

like dogs, God’s dog,
and somewhere deep
in oak woodland chaparral

they hear us too,
and I pray they howl back.

Allie Rigby is a Bay Area poet and educator with roots in the chaparral of southern California. Her writing is published in the Manzano Mountain Review, Cholla NeedlesLiving on Earth Radio, and more. One of her poems was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Website:

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