Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why I Can't Be Your Lover

artwork: ralph murre

Why I Can’t Be Your Lover
by Susan Tepper

It was about the long stretch 
of body—
and rumpled sheets

Bodies on sheets, mine shorter
on top of your long body—

the milk caressing the pitcher

and traffic and the outside
rushing past high draped windows 

over-stuffed chair, a dresser,
a floor lamp bent at the odd angle

~ first published in The Somerville News