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Stevieslaw: Exceptionalism

  Political? Perhaps. Exceptionalism I only managed a single bite, before I passed it on. We passed so many things on then– wine and weed and one another. I think we thought it noble. No one knew the name of … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Card Players at Ekphrastic Review

  My poem “The Card Players” is up today at Ekphrastic Review.   Here is the link: And here is the poem: The Card Players Each night, these three— Nathan, Henri and Charles make ritual of rummy. “To pass … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: The Joy of Home Ownership

Stevieslaw: The Joy of Home Ownership We had a candlelight celebration at the house last night. We had a high temperature of -4 this weekend and not a single pipe froze—what a difference a year makes. We did have a … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: What Bobby Told Us.

What Bobby Told Us. There is a school of thought that would have you drink a cold drink in the cold to warm you up, drink a hot drink in the heat to cool you down,  and play some serious … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Revision

Revision Some are irreparable. It’s as if you snatched them from the bargain bin at Eddie’s junkyard by the train tracks. Still, you try the tried and true Elmer’s glue and duct tape, shims and string—double knotted. You ask your … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Blues

By Stevieslaw A weathered vine made taut through an accident of ice moans in the wintry wind.

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warmth on the winter solstice.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
“one kind word can warm three winter months.” ~japanese proverb ? — painting by: alisa black – ‘a winter’s day’ ?

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