Susan Isla Tepper is a twenty year writer and the author of 11 published books of fiction and poetry and 2 stage plays.  Her new satirical Novel titled ‘Office’ is forthcoming from Wilderness House Press this month. Another Novel titled ‘Hair of a Fallen Angel’ will be published by Cervena Barva Press in the spring. Tepper is currently in the production phase of her play ‘The Crooked Heart concerning artist Jackson Pollock in his later years. It will present as a stage-reading this month at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC.


Tell Them

how I was being chased by a mob
a mob I didn’t know or even know about

intent on grabbing me for some purpose
though I couldn’t imagine what
I kept running really fast

faster than my brain could compute.
I began noticing red pools splashing
under my feet and sending
red up my legs and down
them more and more
as I ran.

Then I had no legs. Tell them what
caused me to lose my legs. Tell them
it was unfortunate.
My spirit had grown so dark—
It was only a matter of time and circumstances.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist, and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.