10 Second love story: “Tie-Dyed tomorrow”

  Deep in a well called yesterday your love letters to me water damaged and smelling like the year before last are attached with twigs to the mossy stone wall attempting to dry while the fairy tale’s damp blue ink separates on the pages surrounding me with a tie-dyed tomorrow absent of us for now,…

10 second love story / “Somehow”

Somehow   I spend a lot of time above a pen and before a keyboard, trying to let you know how I feel and what you mean to me, usually to no avail and causing greater confusion. I’d like to somehow write away the trail of devastation that you are now forced to walk in…

10 second love story: “Drops of us”

Drops of us    Each night I undress shedding myself of clothing and consciousness and emotion then once I’m asleep my thoughts of you in joy and sorrow leak then pour into warm sheets and onto the cold floor so to keep them from seeping between the floorboards and gone forever I’ve covered my room…

August Newsletter: Poem of the Month and 99 cent book sale!

Greetings from Backroad Poetry,   Our Poem of the month is, “My suction cup arrow shot in the dark.” This piece is included in the book, ‘Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes,’ which is on sale in ebook format during the month of August 2017 (paperback is $8.95). Below is a link to the book…

The poetry of Steven Harz / “Wrap around words”

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”…

Poem / “Abandoned park swing set”

My pen is running dry, but if I work wisely and put my words in the proper order, and don’t include what we have said to each other, it probably still has one poem left in it.   I can write a play, one act is all I’ve got in me, and we can rehearse…

Poetry: “Numbers”

Numbers   Two of us and six beers later, huddled in the back seat of a ’78 Plymouth parked in the dark behind the Eighth Avenue Church. Shirt pulled off and skirt hiked mid-thigh, exposing goose-pimpled inner thighs, and discussing that morning’s 2nd period Physics class   While making out to Jackson 5 static from B104…

Backroad Poetry: July newsletter and poem of the month

Greetings from Backroad Poetry, Included in this month’s newsletter is the Poem of the Month, spoken word poetry by Eric Darby, a quick micro poem, and a recent review of our recent release, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes.” Poem of the Month: Had I met you first, or yesterday   I would have believed…

10 second love story / “Diner placemat love note”

Diner placemat love note   I have become a front porch Ball jar wino looking for yesterday   But all I want is to be a back alley junkie freebasing glimpses of tomorrow   And on each day of your absence I’ve received a morphine drip of your perceived value   While fearing the dark…

Poem: Dashboard drawing board

Dashboard drawing board I do my best writing while driving using a dashboard drawing board and rolled down window arm rest. With a stolen bank ink pen attached to nothing by a few remaining links of chain I write crooked words on the pages of a drug store spiral pocket notebook. And just as I…

Poem of the day / “An umbrella for the bomb drop”

“An umbrella for the bomb drop” first appeared in ‘The Germ’ If you would like to receive the Backroad Poetry Poem of the Month, please send a note to backroadpoetry@gmail.com @backroadpoetry #backroadpoetry #heartshapedwounds