i might tell you how much I enjoy being
with you as if you couldn’t tell
(i am that transparent)
but it would be without true meaning
i should let you know how each of your kisses
paralyze me for a beautiful brief instant
(which is why I have to pull away and reset)
but it would not really matter
i could describe the pain in my chest
when we are apart
(that is sometimes accompanied by tears)
but what would be the point
copyright 2012 Steven Harz
Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People’s Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. Steve still writes poetry, but now it rhymes and is put to music – either acoustic with a Martin or electric with a Gretsch.
Songwriting influences are: John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Blze Foley, Jessi Alexander, Tyler Childers, Lori McKenna, Gabe Lee, Luz, Cleto Cordero, Jason Isbell, and of course, Willie and Dolly!
Music is available on all streaming platforms – please check it out!
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