10 second love story: “Stick figure you”

I needed you

to be perfect

being my very

last chance

so I stood at

the workbench

goggled and gloved

and crafted you

from leftover lumber

and half-bent nails

piled in the corner

that I’d used

and given up upon

in the failed

creation of love

jigsaw and mallet

nicked knuckles

and pounded thumb

I measured twice

and cut once and with

paint covering spackle

these rebuilt remains

of loves lost

slowly became my

perfectly imperfect

stick figure you

copyright 2013 Steven Harz

please check out my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Songs you can’t dance to”

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.

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