Poem by Colin James

Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

Step Into the Light, Please

We used to live
near North Wales,
or was it near
North America?
There must have been
some similarities.
I remember now,
the call would go out
‘Let’s go and beat
these bastards!”
Thereby releasing us
from any sensible
obligations.

 

Photography © Glenn Bowie
Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

Colin James has a chapbook of poems, A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity, from Pskis Porch Press. He is currently a student again.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters. Glenn is also the official photographer for the Newton Writing and Publishing Center.