Susan Tepper is the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent titles are CONFESS a poetry chapbook (Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and the quirky road novel WHAT DRIVES MEN (Wilderness House Press, 2019). Tepper has received eighteen Pushcart Prize Nominations and other awards and honors.


By Susan Tepper

You wake to find sundown
has eclipsed the day
parachute of days
white silk bursts
in crystalline sky
Could be a painting
moldering in a cellar
dug out of ground
long after WW2—
that persecution.
Or is the constant sun gone
down some illogical
dream sequence
you were meant to then forget.