“Window 1” and “Window 2” © Digby Beaumont

 

Bleed

Those who insist
they don’t bleed
while I know
I bleed
have seen strangers
bleed and animals
and the blood
of dead meat
carpeting plates
Why this refusal
to bleed along
with the rest of us

 

 

Susan Tepper is an award-winning author of nine published books of fiction and poetry. Currently, she is in pre-production of an off-Broadway play about artist Jackson Pollock in his later years. When the theatres re-open, the play will be ready to roll.

Digby Beaumont is an artist and a writer. In his art, as in his writing, he is always exploring the idea of how best to produce some emotional response to the work He is a self-taught artist. An interview with him about his art plus a showcase of some of his portraiture feature in the November 2019 issue of the online journal, Tupelo Quarterly. As a short fiction writer his work has been published in numerous print and online literary journals and anthologies. His collection of flash fiction, one-page stories, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, was released in early 2020. Digby has also published numerous English language textbooks with Heinemann and Macmillan, including international bestsellers. He lives by the seaside on the south coast of England.