Poetry Month at Backroad Poetry / “Alabama mix tape”

Using a behind-the-ear

algebra class No. 2 pencil,

he rewinds and Alabama mix tape

so it can be played through

pickup truck speakers.

She stares at his feet,

studying what will one day

be carrying her

away from here.

This is an excerpt from my poem, ‘Alabama mix tape and a No. 2 pencil,’ which appears in my collection titled, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes” – available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

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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