A bucket full of pennies,
I found my well and kissed each coin
before tossing it into our future.
And as the caboose rolled past,
and the view beyond was distant but clear,
I saw you standing on a log
holding a fistful of dandelions
against the fast fading train,
scattering your own million wishes.
This is an excerpt of my poem, ‘A new cure,’ which is contained in my book “Gas Station Road Map” – available at Amazon in Kindle format:
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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