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Zonker just published by Backchannels.

My Doonesbury inspired poem Zonker is up at Backchannels. Here is the poem: Zonker My love affairwith the sunbegan early oneMarch, aftera particularly brutalwinter. No one couldhave predictedit. After all Iwas a paleand pastychild, who shriveledoutdoorsand spentsummers slatheredin calaminelotion. These … Continue reading

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Two Poems with the Lothlorien Poetry Journal

Here is a link: https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/02/two-poems-by-steve-deutsch.html The Mercury will peak at -2 today. Declaring a holiday, we let the kids sleep in, take coffee  in the toasty kitchen, and stare out frost-crazed windows willing something, anything, to motion. When they wake … Continue reading

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Millionaire

I heard him say it dozens of times, but the first time I said it I laughed out loud. Dad never had  two extra nickels to rub together— my parents the king and queen of getting by— and, get by … Continue reading

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Little Ways to Heal the Planet

My mother told us—“If you turn the light on,then turn the light off.Learn to love the darkyou will reside theresoon enough.” She insisted we earna shower—“worked up a sweat, did you,sitting in your chair reading?”And reminded us that coldwater cleanedas … Continue reading

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In My Next Life

My poem, written as Stevieslaw, is up at The Drabble. Here is the poem: In My Next Life I will makemusic— classicalstrings Sundayafternoons, rock operasSaturday night. My musicso awe inspiring it will floatlike Chinese lanterns dance like firefliesin July. Free—freeas … Continue reading

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Ready, Aim, Sing

My poem—Ready, Aim, Sing—is up at Cactifur. Here is the poem: Ready, Aim, Sing My sister, Angie, thought she’d save the world. She grew her black hair long and fancied herself the next Joan Baez. Angie was sure song would … Continue reading

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MS. St. Louis

My poem is up at Schlow Library as part of local response to the traveling exhibition ”Americans and the Holocaust,” at the Penn State University Libraries, January 29th to March 10th. The Schlow exhibition of art work and poetry is … Continue reading

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In the Wings

Here is the second of the poems just published in The Rush (Mount Saint Mary’s University). In the Wings   Slight and subtle like a breeze from the west that presages a storm, it reminds me of the mortality of … Continue reading

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Nostos

I have two poems in the current issue of The Rush (Mount St. Mary’s University). Here is the first: Nostos   It was on the rise behind the blueberry bushes, blue-black with fruit.   I don’t know what drew me … Continue reading

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Cadge

Thrilled that my poem, Cadge, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Burningword Literary Journal. Here is the poem: CadgeJANUARY 2021 | POETRY, PUSHCART NOMINEEI bet the four flush—worth next to nothingbut looking to all like the keyto the … Continue reading

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