Susan Tepper is a twenty year writer and the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent are CONFESS (poetry from Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and a zany road novel WHAT DRIVES MEN (Wilderness House Press, 2019). Right now she’s in pre-production of an Off-Broadway play titled ‘The Crooked Heart’ re-written and adapted from an earlier novel, which focuses on artist Jackson Pollock in his later years.

Dream Interrupted by Susan Tepper

Last night’s dream
arrived in black & white,
a film more than a dream
You and the surrounding
place colorless.
I longed to have your kiss
lifted my head
to you but you declined.
We stayed together
eleven years.
In the second part of
last night’s dream
my mother entered
brightly in all pink.
Not her color
when she lived on earth.
Right away she liked you.
Admitting your flaws
yet willing to accept
you as you are.
While I could not, yet.