Author Archives: stevieslaw

Menagerie

My poem, Menagerie, is in the current issue of MacQueens Quinterly. It was a fun one to right. Here is the poem: Menagerie Right up to the dayhe died my brother couldmake me laugh. He wasmy Wikipedia. But even he … Continue reading

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Accidie and Poetry

I have two poems, Accidie and Poetry, up at the Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Here they are: Accidie These daysI take tothe river. Isn’t thatwhat the wisewould have us do?.I bringa pad and penalthough it’s been monthssince I’ve writtenand longer still … Continue reading

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The West is Burning

My poem, The West is Burning, was just published on New Verse News. It is not an optimistic poem. Here it is: On the rise aboveRoute 80, by a tricklethat was oncea river I watch a lineof traffica thousand miles … Continue reading

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Promise

My poem, Promise is up at the Drabble. Here is the poem: Promise When I was 10my dad gave mea number 2 pencil—brand new, with a finelychiseled point.“Promise,”he said is like thispencil.“The eraseris always the firstto go—worn outor broken off. … Continue reading

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Hey Mom

My poem, Hey Mom, was just published by the Santa Clara Review. Many thanks to editor Jaden Fong who helped to change the poem to a prose poem format. Here is the poem: Hey Mom, I started to clear the … Continue reading

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Ridge

My poem, Ridge, is up at Sheila-Na-Gig online. Here is the poem: Ridge August rainshave left the groundgreen and boggy. This eveninga cool mist risesto hug the ridge like filingsin a force field.Wouldn’t you like to hold someoneso easily?Nature is … Continue reading

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Wounded

My poem, Wounded, is up at Poetica Review. Here is the poem: Wounded The phone rangbut I hesitatedto take Jim’s call. Are we bornwith the needto avoid human misery?Perhaps thatis the source of accusation—witch, warlockbad things happen around you.And Jim … Continue reading

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Collector

My poem, Collector, is in the current issue of Nixes Mate Review. Great fun to write because collectors are a special breed of crazy. Collector I found itin the thrift storebeside the coffeeshop on College Ave.It’s become a fineplace to … Continue reading

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Raking

My poem, Raking, is in the spring issue of Muddy River Poetry River. Here is the poem: Raking leaves today—old whisk rakewith the soundof someonetrying to getmy attention. The leaves fellfrom a streetmaple—a treeabout as oldas I am.We thought we’dlost … Continue reading

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Snowline

My poem, Snowline, has just been published by Sangam. Many thanks to the editor, Ryan McGuckin, for some helpful suggestions. Here is the poem: Snowline All nightThe neighborhoodHouses shuckTheir tentsOf snow. “One more spring,”You’d chantAs if urgingOn the nagYou had … Continue reading

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