Photography © Glenn Bowie


Following the Storm

In the early autumn of our lives
we have learned to enjoy rhythm
of rain, cadence of thunder, lyrical
hissing of wind. Watch, as colors of
garden grow bright, sky clears,
sunbeams surge through pallid

In the quiet nothingness following
the storm, we listen to the song of
cicadas, watch bees dance atop heads
of clover, Black-eyed Susans sway
in now gentle wind.

As the moon fills the starless sky,
we embrace in this place where
we have found each other,
diminished lives left behind,
darkened walls. Shimmer of morning
light draws us near.


g emil reutter is a writer of poems, stories and occasional literary criticism.

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.