My poem “Drops of us”

Each night I undress

shedding myself of

clothing and consciousness

and emotion

then once I’m asleep

my thoughts of you

in joy and sorrow leak

then pour

into warm sheets

and onto the cold floor so

to keep them from seeping

between the floorboards

            and gone forever

I’ve covered my room with

plastic pails and galvanized buckets

so that when I awake

            in peace or in pieces

I can drink you back in

and as hard as I can try

not to lose any I cannot

help spilling drops

            of us

down my chin and over my heart

 —

Copyright 2014 Steven Harz 

“Drops of us” originally appeared in Issue 3 of Indigo Rising UK, February 2013 and is included in my book “Gas Station Road Map” available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gas-Station-Road-Map-collection-ebook/dp/B00CQ7KC3U

 

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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