Poetry Month / “Neon buzzing”

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Along the route, and under

Budweiser neon buzzing,

in the barroom window above

I killed time buying beer

with loose coins collected

in a Chevy pickup ashtray

and trying to count

the number of streetlights

between you and home.

 

This piece is included in my book, “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. 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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