Nighttime Viewing · Susan Tepper

The small room
Accessible for
Nighttime viewing
Equipped with
All the necessaries
Needed to induce
Not sleep but
Intense insomnia
So great
The person
Who occupies
The small room
Will reach
For the phone
And will drive
The lover back.

Susan Tepper is the author of eight published books of fiction and poetry. Her most current book is a funky road novel titled What Drives Men (Wilderness House Press, 2019). Her poetry chapbook CONFESS will be out in the spring. Tepper is a native New Yorker.