Poetry / “Neon buzzing”

Neon buzzing

Along the route,

and under Budweiser buzzing neon

in the barroom window above

I killed time buying

glasses of beer with loose coins

collected in the Chevy truck ashtray

while trying to count

the number of streetlights

between you and home.

This poem is included in my collection titled, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes” – available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Poem of the Month – send a quick note to: backroadpoetry@gmail.com





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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