Poem: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Title piece from my book of poetry and short fiction – available on Amazon and B&N by searching ‘steven harz’

The cloud that covers me when

I trace the curve of your back

The blindness that overcomes me

when I see the back of your knee

The hangover I fight through

on the morning after we touch

The momentary blackout you cause

as you lean in eyes closed for a kiss

The dense fog that surrounds

when you show me your love

The deafening beat of my heart

as it is pressed onto yours

The numbing buzz of my skin

underneath your fingertips

The frantic swim to the surface

so I don’t drown in my emotion

and our twisted tangled sheets

As I wait for you to come back

from sleep and dreams

these all invade my head

And as with songs you can’t dance to

I am beside you listening to them

in a warm horizontal haze

copyright 2012 Steven Harz

Published by 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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