Photography © Glenn Bowie


A Handsome Corpse

One man made a pass.
Another asked if my mom
was going to take in boarders.
All conversations heard,
if you can believe it,
at my father’s funeral.
All the while my father
smiled from inside his casket,
as if he actually
heard these conversations.
Yes, my father was the rarest
of souls — a handsome,
smiling corpse.


Terry Loncaric: “I am the author of two collections of poetry, Poetry in an Age of Panic for Kelsay Books, and Crashing in Velvet for Finishing Line Press. “I have had three lives as a poet, an educator, and a journalist, and they somehow intermingle in my realism-inspired poetry. I am working on a third book of exclusively travel narratives, Poems from a Restless Traveler.”

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist, musician 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.