“Dear John” Poem
You’ll have to excuse me
I know its bold to say, but
I am a knight in shining armor
I save the damsel not cause her distress
In fact, I’ve tried all the bests,
sprung to you when trumpets called
there for you when tides crawled
so no matter what is said,
I was a knight in shining armor
now I sit on sorrow, reﬂecting-
on a time when trumpets would call
and tides would change,
allowing me, to call on you
my love, and take in your lips
this kiss, sends energy,
how you pull me close,
a shift in polarity, and you push me away
and all I need, is a change you cannot make
so, who am I to stick around
to say we can get through this,
I’m the sun as it shifts, the wind as it blows,
I personify transcendence,
as I’m consumed by the ghost, and
I call, I call, I can’t get through.
You said you’re on your own,
but your own is you.
Christian Lozano is a recent graduate from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, pursuing a BS in computer engineering. When he is not working or writing, Christian likes to read, cook, tinker, and spend time with his pet dog Oak.
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.