The poetry of Steven Harz / “Falling”

holding hands train track




my promise to you

is to overcome

my fear of heights


so that I can begin to

climb and float and soar

eyes open and looking down

so that I can practice


falling off of rooftops

falling out of trees and

falling from balloons

until I have earned

and learned to live with

my cuts and bruises and


like badges of honor

that show the world

that I am able to

fall in love with you


copyright 2013

“Falling” originally appeared in my book, ‘Gas Station Road Map’ – available at Amazon in paperback and eBook.

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