Poetry / “Wait”



I am willing to wait

for your reappearance

what choice do I have

but to be patient and prepare

for you to walk back

Rather than lying under dark clouds

I will string holiday lights

from backyard trees in the shapes

of Orion and dippers while I wait

for you to bring clear skies

To ward off the chill I will

put logs on the fire and then

drop a lump of coal in your stocking

hoping that by the time you return

it will be your diamond

tree and star (2)

On the hill up the road

I will bury a young pinecone

beneath a red velvet tree skirt

and will wait with garland and tinsel

for you to bring your star

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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