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. In his writing, Steven captures the exhilaration, pain, and frustration of love, all the while making you strive to find the perfect balance. His work will pierce your heart with memories of love gone bad or an undying commitment to not let that happen to you - pain, truth, and appreciation pour out of his words. Steven's works have appeared in Inwood Indiana Press' Tracks, Voices 2, Donut Factory, Words+Pictures, Ink Monkey Magazine, The Germ, The Voices Project, Pocket Thoughts, and Indigo Rising UK.

3 thoughts on “Poem: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Leave a Reply to Jamie Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: