Poem of the day / “Baptism”

I will lean a ladder against the house and take a chainsaw and goggles up onto our roof, prime the pump and pull the cord, and with a tape measure and an undying belief, will cut a hole in the spot that is directly above our bed. Because, you see, a storm is coming –…

The poetry of Steven Harz / “Songs you can’t dance to

Songs you can’t dance to   The cloud that covers me when I trace the curve of your back   The blindness that overcomes me when I see the back of your knee   The hangover I fight through on the morning after we touch   The momentary blackout you cause as you lean in…

Poetry / “Two senses”

“Two senses” originally appeared in my book, ‘Songs You Can’t Dance to’ – available at Amazon.

The poetry of Steven Harz / “Falling”

The poetry of Steven Harz / “Falling” Today my promise to you is to overcome  my fear of heights tomorrow so that I can begin to climb and float and soar eyes open and looking down so that I can practice repeatedly falling off of rooftops falling out of trees and falling from balloons until…

the poetry of steven harz / “Gas station road map”

Gas station road map   Your history had been written in pencil on bathroom walls by inaccurate historians bent on cruel conquest rather than mutual capture. And while we had been told history is written by the victor, I do not subscribe to that theory because, in actuality, history is written by those who survive…

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

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…

the poetry of steven harz / “Stitched-together heart”

Stitched-together heart   You have blown your fuse and are becoming almost impossible to see day or night   Your light used to shine with such force that when you arose each morning you cast my shadow against the sun   Now when I pull the string that made your bare bulb shine it instead…