Federico – Susan Tepper & Digby Beaumont – Collaboration

Susan Tepper is a twenty-year writer and the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry.

Currently, she is at work on mounting an Off-Broadway play about artist Jackson Pollock in his later years. http://www.susantepper.com


Federico

Digby Beaumont, Federico Garcia Lorca, 2021, pen and ink on paper, 9 x 5 inches

Behind shimmying glass
a glimpse. Enough.
You haven’t eaten
in some time.
Nor have you drunk
from the frozen stream
smashing a hole
sucking water through
your sturdy pipe.

Arid plains informed you.
A birthplace of
tightly pressed
sun baked houses
pale colored like rocks.

Taking the harbor, slowly,
Federico,
glare oiling perception
created snowy hills;
disrupting synapses.

You’ve returned to ice.
A century or many gone past;
adore the illusion.
You won’t remember me,
regard as little consequence.


Digby Beaumont is a self-taught artist whose work has appeared widely in online magazines and journals. An interview with him about his art feature in the journal, Tupelo Quarterly. He is also a writer. His flash fiction has appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including The Best Small Fictions. His collection of one-page stories, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, was released in early 2020. For a showcase of Digby’s art and writing: https://digbybeaumont.com/ .

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