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New Poem: Estranged

My poem, Estranged, was published by Flashes of Brilliance today. Here is the poem: I happened by the old house today. It was early evening and the well-worn sun was just beginning to retire behind the tree line— it had … Continue reading

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Reading in Philadelphia

Moonstone Poetry @ the Pub Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street Wednesday September 11, 2019 – 7pm          Elise Brand, Steve Deutsch & Jackie Shelley   Elise Brand is an English teacher, writer and poet, adviser of Journeys … Continue reading

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New Poem—Comfort

My poem, Comfort, was just published by Better Than Starbucks (yes. I know. What a great title—especially for me).  Here is the link: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-free-verse And the poem: Comfort There was never a formal treaty between Mom and Smokey. For years, … Continue reading

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Newer Poem

My poem Hygge (from the Danish) is up today at The Drabble. Hygge When the first greetings were done an easy silence settled over the firelit room— the afterglow of finding each of us still kicking after all these years. … Continue reading

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New Poem

This was just published by the Loyalhanna Review. Your Birthday Would Be This Week   Just past the tunnel the road rises, and from its crest I see the lights of an entire city shine like memories of a life … Continue reading

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New Poem: Reunion

My poem, Reunion, was just published by the San Antonio Review.  Here it is:   Reunion The night we decided to meet, no matter what, on Winter solstice, 2018 Artie got so wasted he couldn’t figure out how to get … Continue reading

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New Poem: I Remember (November 1963)

Here is the second poem just published by Misfit Magazine:   I remember November 1963 It was the Saturday after they’d gunned down Kennedy. Too cold for b-ball, we huddled in the schoolyard and talked at half voice. We didn’t … Continue reading

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