10 second love story / “Favorites”

thumbtack in map



If I were a town square public library

I would make you the final page

of my favorite book

that I don’t want to read because

I never want the story to end.


If I were a 20th century record store

I would make you the grooves in the vinyl

of my favorite greatest hits album

that I have worn out from

dropping the needle day after day.


If I were an unfolded map of the world

I would make you a thumbtack

and after a careful search

I would stick you into

my favorite place on earth.


copyright 2015

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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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