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. 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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