Friday 30 April 2021

One Poem by Susan Tepper with Art by Digby Beaumont

Art work by Digby Beaumont



When you left I smashed

seven out of eight.

Who wants to remember

seven would remain empty.

The kitchen mess of ceramic

finally swept; still

pieces appeared:

behind the toaster

where your image

in silver scowled.

Spring, I should’ve realized

when baby poison ivy


pushed through the stone wall.


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.

Digby Beaumont is a self-taught artist whose work has appeared in a number of online journals. Much of his work is with portrait and figure painting. He is also a widely-published writer. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including The Best Small Fictions. For a showcase of Digby’s work: .


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