And as the pain flows
over the side of the bed,
and your little body
is drowning in a sea of blankets
I take aim with today’s
carnival midway prize
and proudly make you
my suction cup arrow
shot in the dark.
This is an excerpt from a poem of the same name that is contained in my collection titled, “Country Roads and Backroad Love Notes” – available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle
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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