Susan Isla Tepper

Bled Off

Parting the curtains
on the same trees,
through time-worn dingy lense,
are you seeing what’s out there
or an abstraction—
where all brightness
has bled off, carried by
rain to storm drains
flowing to the sea.
or a planned garden of
horror after the apple.

Susan Isla Tepper is the author of 12 books of fiction and poetry and 2 stage plays.  Her newest play about artist Jackson Pollock in his later years, titled The Crooked Heart, premiered at the Irish Repertory Theatre, NYC, on Oct. 25, 2022.  In early December she had a satirical novel released titled OFFICE that takes place mostly in a NYC skyscraper during the pandemic (Wilderness House Press).  Tepper is fond of dogs and cats and nice weather.