Photography © Glenn Bowie



Like God
or gods, or the dirt
but at home

and with a lens
on you and your
shower schedule.

Finding synonyms
for monotony.
Filling out my clothes

and questionnaires
about Do We Even
Love Each Other Anymore.

Watching you sleep
scrolling through
memes, scrolling

out of my head.
Thinking about
afternoon delights.

Thinking Do We
Really Use This
Many Dishes.

All day is a rerun
in an experiment
that bores me.

We are here. Like rats
shuffling in the dark
looking for the same old cheese.


Jessica Dawson is a central Florida native currently living in Chicago, IL. She has two cats and a few dead plants. Her poems have appeared in the most recent anthology from Animal Heart Press, and the online poetry magazine Liminality. She is also featured in her alma mater’s 2020 issue of Cantilevers: Journal of the Arts.

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.