June Stepansky is a published poet and writer whose work has appeared in the literary magazines 'Poems that need to be explained Vol No 21' and 'Childhood- Vol No 22 and in the poetry collection 'Lyrical Voices. more »
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June Stepansky Poems
Sixteen is a good age, if you’re dating someone handsome with a nice car. Someone who takes you
On Being Lucky
I was always finding money when I was young: in telephone booths, in gumball machines,
I know more about plumbing than I ever wanted to know. I know the insidious sound of dripping faucets, gurgling drains,
Exploring happiness #8- Change
Everything will in time change. You will change
Exploring happiness- #59- Simulation of ...
Looking nice is a simulation of youth. A pleasant dinner is a simulation of youth.
Women and Power
Power is not an end in itself. Power, history warns us, tends to corrupt. If power can be the means
Exploring happiness #53- Pain
Pain is in embraces which are destined to become memories.
Exploring Happiness #43- Work of Art
Living is my palette, my sonnet, my novel, which I can change
Exploring Happiness #36- Hemingway and S...
Hemingway failed. Sylvia Plath failed. They dug into a rich vein, and came up empty.
Push of reds and greens upon my vision. Amplified by bend of greens and reds upon my ear:
Exploring happiness #16- Imperfections
Those who are cruel are wounded. Those who are possessive or fearful,
Exploring Happiness #20- Tolerance
A significant word is tolerance. We must find in our hearts our own truth,
I talk. You don’t listen. You talk. I don’t hear.
The earth shakes a little under my feet, and I think of Pompeii.
Comments about June Stepansky
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
Sixteen is a good age,
if you’re dating someone handsome
with a nice car.
Someone who takes you
for pizza and Chinese food,
and teaches you the intricacies
who walks with you
along a moonlit lakefront path
holding your small hand
in his larger one,
who kisses you and
makes you feel
loved and beautiful.
Even now so many years
after we followed
our separate destinies,
moments of remembrance
brush my memory and
I am sixteen again, and
he is seventeen and