The poetry of Steven Harz / “Wrap around words”

gum girl

Wrap around words


I study you at sunset

as you slowly bend

a stick of Juicy Fruit

against you tongue,

and smile at the way

your lips

wrap around words

just before they leave

your mouth.

copyright 2016

“Wrap around words” is included in the book, ‘Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes” which is on sale for 99 cents during August 2017.

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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