Photography © Glenn Bowie


Be in the Universe

like my mother’s
cousins in the 3 chairs

rocking and twiddling
their thumbs

because that is what
people do there on the farm

Then step in
as far as you can go

until you can see how
everything is made

of tiny shimmering particles
constantly moving

in different positions
all in relation

to each other
never in the same

collective position
impossible to ever be still


Janan Young is a California native and Certified Public Bookkeeper with a BS degree in Business Administration/Accounting.

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.