Monday 18 April 2022

One Poem by Susan Tepper


Lick Clean


Before we enter

the czar orders

we must lick clean

the doorstep of

our house.

Well kept. 

Pots of red flowers

arranged in precise

random order

are points of diversion.

How heavenly

their scent

hiding our strong will

our whiffs of discontent.

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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