A puddle of rain,
and a kitten drinking from the road
I wonder if my thirst
will drive me to drink the dirty earth
and kneel for my water
ASHLIE ALLEN writes fiction and poetry. Besides being a writer, she would like to become a photographer one day. Her work has appeared in The Jet Fuel, Conclave, The East Coast Literary Review, The Burningword Literary Journal, The Screech Owl, Gambling the Aisle and others. Connect with her on LinkedIn.