Review / “Swaying to the Music: Coming of age love stories”

“Swaying to the Music” recently received this review and I thought it was very interesting! By skywise on August 1, 2015   Steven Harz’s poetry collection “Swaying to the Music” reminds me a bit of an old coffee shop I used to frequent. There was always this older gentleman, I don’t think I ever learnedContinue reading “Review / “Swaying to the Music: Coming of age love stories””

Poetry / “Search”

Search I used your glove box Gulf station street map to find the busiest barroom back alley my hands and knees broken bottle bleeding and ear to cracked pavement eyes closed to concentrate on your recent rattle and fading hum determined to find the proper direction to begin my search. — copyright 2014 Steven HarzContinue reading “Poetry / “Search””

Poetry / “Holy water shot glass”

Holy water shot glass   Intoxicating and excruciating, a baggy Bob Marley T-shirt hanging off your shoulder when we first met I felt I should be forced to walk a sidewalk straight line and touch an extended finger to my nose. On weekend barstools we alternated playing the game and arguing the rules with noContinue reading “Poetry / “Holy water shot glass””

Poetry / “A new cure”

A new cure Each day I collect couch cushion pennies Lincoln wheat copper zinc in a dented tin bucket that I stored secretly under our bed until the time came for me to need an abandoned wishing well Behind our house on welcome wooded walks path tracks bridge brook you gathered weeds and wildflowers inContinue reading “Poetry / “A new cure””

10 second love story: “Charting a path”

This week we wind back the clock to take another look at my piece titled “Charting a path” I hope you enjoy! https://stevenharz.com/2013/01/02/poem-charting-a-path/   My eBooks of poetry and romance are available at Etsy – please visit my page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OctoberRoadPublish

Poetry / “Wait”

Wait   I am willing to wait for your reappearance what choice do I have but to be patient and prepare for you to walk back Rather than lying under dark clouds I will string holiday lights from backyard trees in the shapes of Orion and dippers while I wait for you to bring clearContinue reading “Poetry / “Wait””

Poetry / “Chronicle”

Chronicle I am not glad that you are gone (have left) but I am thankful that while you were here I chronicled our love on my flesh but my art is not that of (clichéd) dragons and skulls or daggers (though this may be next) but of hearts and crosses and birds and Bible versesContinue reading “Poetry / “Chronicle””

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 discussing that morning’s 2nd period Physics class while making out to Jackson 5 static from B104 FM travelingContinue reading “Poetry / “Numbers””

Poetry / “Diner placemat love note”

I have become a front porch Bell 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 and squinting to find your fading light AtContinue reading “Poetry / “Diner placemat love note””

Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart”

Earlier this year I decided to release a small, but strong, sample of my work that includes both short fiction and poetry. This book is tilted “Misplaced Heart” after one of my favorite pieces contained within. Also, in order to entice more people to take a look, the eBook was priced at just 99 cents!Continue reading “Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart””

Five Star Sunday book review: “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose”

I am very proud of this review of my book, “More Pennies Than Water” “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose. Harz succeeds with engulfing his readers with the ‘three R’s, you Read, you Reminisce, you Relax.’ For those of us from the baby boomer generation this author creates into poem a warm refreshingContinue reading “Five Star Sunday book review: “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose””

Poetry / “Abandoned funhouse mirror maze”

Abandoned funhouse mirror maze I’d been in need of something sturdy to stand next to because your kiss was so violent that it bruised and had purpose but that was before now and after then and I know why you had to leave Now I have empty buckets filled with blank letters that I’ve wantedContinue reading “Poetry / “Abandoned funhouse mirror maze””

Retro Post Monday: my poem “Songs you can’t dance to”

This week we go back in time to take a look at the title piece from my first book, “Songs You Can’t Dance To” (which is available in ebook format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble). Enjoy!! https://stevenharz.com/2012/11/21/poem-songs-you-cant-dance-to/