Poem by dean allan

Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder During Winter

A garden
Smile
Withers
On a chain
Of pearls.
A red
River
Roves
The horizon.
Tulips
frost,
stem
to pistil.

 

Photography © Glenn Bowie
Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

dean allan attempted suicide three times and suffered three subsequent hospitilaztions. He had bouts of mania wherein he thought he was the second coming of Jesus Christ and thought other commits to the mental insititutions were Angels. He writes about these experiences and other sufferings with bi-polar, as published in Openminds Quarterly, the Clockwise Cat and here on Oddball Magazine.

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.