Poem: “Red”

The stop signs
and traffic lights
(too many to count)
between his house and hers were
(considered by him to be)
impediments to the
far too few minutes and hours
that they spent together each day
(or week or month)
but the same red
lights and signs
on his way home were like
magnets that could not keep him
from having to leave
but kept him closer to her for
brief but wonderful
pauses in time

copyright 2012 Steven Harz

“Red” originally appeared in “Songs You Can’t Dance To” which is available in Kindle and Nook formats


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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