Glen Allen’s Legacy


So you think

by now

everyone’s so


guns being

here and there

and in between

in real life

and on the silver screen

so much

that no one

breaks a sweat

Well, boy,

it still comes


to one gun

one moment

and one sonofabitch

stretching that


into forever


sitting on your bed

and him

dead-leveling that

black snake

its mouth wide open

straight at you

and you

pissing your pants

and him saying

Go ahead

you little bastard


and you

years later

waiting for it to









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About Author

George Drew is the author of The View from Jackass Hill, 2010 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press, which also published Down & Dirty (2015), and his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits, in 2016. His eighth collection, Fancy’s Orphan, is due out in 2017, from Tiger Bark Press. He is the winner of the 2014 St. Petersburg Review poetry contest, the 2016 The New Guard’s Knightville Poetry Contest, and is First Runner Up for the 2017 Chautauqua Literary Journal’s Editors Choice Award, his poem forthcoming in this year’s issue.

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