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  November 2016
volume 13 number 2
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  Inalegwu Omapada Alifa
  Maria A Arana
  Shawn Aveningo
  Wendy Bourke
  Jack G. Bowman
  Alan Britt
  Adam Levon Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Alicia Carpenter
  Natalie Crick
  Carla Criscuolo
  Frank De Canio
  Marvin Louis Dorsey
  Miguel Eichelberger
  John LaMar Elison
  Gabriella Garofalo
  Dave Houston
  Dani Raschel JimĂ©nez
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Sofia Kioroglou
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Rick Lupert
  Donal Mahoney
  Afric McGlinchey
  Frank Mundo
  Chika Onyenezi
  Adam Phillips
  Bethany W Pope
  Nydia Rojas
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Papa Vic
 
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Jack G. Bowman
November 2016
   

 

bio


Madame Aperture

    Jack was born to a workin' class family in southwestern Ohio, but soon moved to southern California where he lives today. Changes in subculture as well as the 'spirit of the times' affected his writing and philosophy. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. He graduated from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in 1997.
His work in the mental health field since 1984, as well as his own bizarre life experiences, figure prominently in his poetry, art, songs and prose. Jack is a licensed Psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area.
    He has been a published poet since 1991. Approximately 500 of his poems have been displayed in small presses, anthologies, and on the internet. He has self-published 12 books of poetry.
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Tether

Head heavy, hazy,
dreams frequent,
a stream of ethereal thought
moves up,
through strange February heat
into a dry, sometimes violet, sky
these widen, unfold wings that
spread out
freedom symmetry
carry the rider
into a alternate plane

where there is still time
to develop the plans,
try the experiments,
discover and achieve
more

akin to Icarus,
this flight ends
when a crow's call
brings him back to land
into the world that is disappointing,
so real and at times
painfully harsh

others stand by in aprons
with razors , scissors in hand
to clip and contain
his wings.

copyright 2016 Jack G. Bowman