Thursday 11 March 2021

One Poem by Susan Tepper


Country by Country  


The deliverance is solemn.

A surprise.

I expected horns blowing

& bulls running riotous

through the neighbourhood.

But we are far from Spain.

From everywhere.

A landlocked mass

that will remain

until the reckoning:

A final familiar chime

heard country by country.

Here— a quick turn back

to simpler days:

Farm wives beating a gong

calling the men home

to supper.

Susan Tepper is a twenty year writer and the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry.  Her most recent are a poetry chap CONFESS (Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and a funky road novel WHAT DRIVES MEN (Wilderness House Press, 2019). Currently, she’s in pre-production of an Off-Broadway Play she wrote and titled ‘The Crooked Heart’ based on artist Jackson Pollock in his later years.

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