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Stevieslaw: Leroy

My poem, Leroy, was just published in the Ghost City Review.  Here is the link   https://ghostcitypress.com/october-2018-1/   and the poem: LEROY It was right after the rent-a-cop— with his fine-tuned sense of self-preservation made his tattooed self scarce, that … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Cousin Myron promises Paradise for S. Central Brooklyn

Stevieslaw: Cousin Myron promises paradise for South Central Brooklyn Cousin Myron, the red-headed, math whizz, who made a fortune with a progressive betting scheme on the ponies, runs a tax preparation service in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville and East … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Why I am not a vacuum cleaner salesman and footnotes

Why I am not a vacuum cleaner salesman* Some people sell vacuum cleaners, door to door. I do not. I was out late last night, celebrating my 15th birthday with Richard Levine1. We set all the garbage cans behind the … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle

Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle Those of us of a certain age remember “Duck and Cover.” In my case, I learned it at PS 165, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY—less than ten miles from a projected ground zero. We … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Twittering for Millions

Stevieslaw: Twittering for Millions In my old neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn in the seventies, you couldn’t question anyone above the age of 13 and not learn that making money was easy if you knew someone at the racetrack. Not so … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Cousin Myron and the boys of summer.

It was the kind of spring day that has you smiling, singing and whistling in tune with the birds and the bees. The neighborhood children could feel it and, if you were paying attention, you could see it in the … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Good-citizen Steve

Stevieslaw: Good-citizen Steve I did my taxes yesterday. I bought one of those programs that you see everywhere and for $39.95 I got to hit “next” about 400 times. As I was doing them, I slowly began to realize there … Continue reading

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