Author Archives: stevieslaw

Vow of Silence

Tired of talk.How hardto take this dreadful seasonin silence. The reasonfor the pleadinghas passedlike last summer. I did not seeit going. Only gone.To quietnow against thosetedious arguments —repeatand repetition. My cheerful, mid-winter, mid-pandemic poem is up on The Drabble.

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Balm

My poem, Balm, was just published by the Bookends Review. Here is the poem. This evening, I ended my walkwith a terrific skid.Just as I recoveredthe sun peeked outfrom wherever it had been hiding,to warm my neck and faceand the … Continue reading

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Oak

My poem, Oak, is up on RavensPerch today. A who-knows-where-the-time-goes meditation. Here it is: While I was dozingthe seedling I plantedgrew forty feetand threatens my roofin the wind. My children wentfrom “mama”to middle agedwith childrenof their own— marriages,mortgages,money worries,and hair … Continue reading

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Scry

My poem, Scry, is in the current issue of Waymark Literary Magazine (Kennesaw State University). Here is a link: and here is the poem: Scry An awful night—alone with  that All Soul’s crew on the third floor of the dorm. … Continue reading

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Rereading

My poem was published today by MacQueen’s Quinterly. Rereading is like checking in with an old friend you find drowsing on a porch swing in a house along the storied river. It seems years since she’s even run a comb … Continue reading

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Legacy

My poem is up at The Literary Nest. Here is the poem and some comments from the editor. Legacy Here’s one you haven’t heard,he’d say to start each story—and we hadn’t. You could almost see him reach for the tale—as … Continue reading

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Heat Lightning

Up at Muddy River Poetry Review. One of my favorites for this year. Allied Van Lines was parked by your old place today. Day-labor gleaned from the local Goodwill moved packing crates and furniture in Yes, I pass by still— … Continue reading

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Spice of Life

This is up at Thimbletter. Spice of Life Steve Deutsch My dad was infinitely betterwith a knife and forkthan with hammer and nails.And though his do-it-yourself skills were never the wonder of the Western worldhis hamburgers were the talk of Hopkinson Avenue.He worked his magicon … Continue reading

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Skully

My poem, Skully, is up at the Red Eft Review today. Here is the poem (it is written in three line stanza): Skully Last Saturday we met at Denny’s bar up on Remsen Avenue by the old Seltzer plant. The … Continue reading

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Two Poems in Rat’s Ass Review

I’ve two poems published in Rat’s Ass Review. Sarah Russell and Mary Rohrer-Dann have poems there as well. ANOTHER SPRING And in the end I knewyou as well as anyone could—and that hardly at all. Is that what wemean by wisdom?The kind … Continue reading

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