Literary Orphans

by Susan Tepper


Leaves spread under flameszak-milofsky-48
the wind is blowing
each finger in dirt as
Belfast turns ripe to blackened
curling into a gangrene
as the window flakes—
the curtain of skin
reflects your face
etched in a stone hearth is history
— soaking blood into cloth


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Susan Tepper is the author of five published books. Her recent title “The Merrill Diaries” (Pure Slush Books, 2013) is a novel in stories. Tepper is a named-finalist for 2014 story/South Million Writers Award.

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–Art by Zak Milofsky