the poetry of steven harz / “Anno Domini (A.D.)”

car keys

Anno Domini (A.D.)


In the beginning I was a void

but now

you have become the light

allowing me

to find my missing parts

(and car keys)

now I want so badly to recite to you

our future from memory

and I know that if I lean into you,

and try very hard

and lie a little

to my heart and your ears

it could sound

like The Bible

(minus miracles)

with the part before you

fat with floods and famine

and the part since

full of hope and belief

while skipping over

the final chapter

in an attempt

to avoid

the rapture



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

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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