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 clear…

Reblog Tuesday: “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes” by Doc Luben @BarkingDoc

In this week’s episode of Reblog Tuesday we visit the blog of Oregon-based poet Doc Luben – ‘Diesel Powered Rag Doll’ – and specifically his poem titled “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes”. This poem is terrific in written form, and is very powerfully delivered in spoken word (coming soon…). Enjoy! https://doclubenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/90701663175/14-lines-from-love-letters-or-suicide-notes

#FridayReads: “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, so…

10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note”

Bullet proof sandwich board love note Long ago and far away I discovered chiseled hieroglyphics on cave walls by torchlight that foretold the story of how we would meet Then I drew our future with chalk on your sidewalk so vividly that it was erased by your father’s hose before April showers could wash it…

10 second love story: “Misplaced heart”

Misplaced heart The morning news showed a story about a baby born with her heart on the outside and as we watched together you in your new world and me in our old one I touched the screen as it beat outside of her body and learned that doctors had to build a hole in…

Excerpt from “Tie-dyed tomorrow”

“So knee-deep in desperation I whisper my dreams into the well’s leaky oaken bucket and pulling the old coarse rope my hopes ascend…” — copyright 2013 Steven Harz — “Tie-dyed tomorrow” is included in my latest ebook of fiction and poetry titled “Gas Station Road Map” – take a peek: http://www.amazon.com/Gas-Station-Road-Map-ebook/dp/B00CQ7KC3U

10 second love story: “Stick figure you”

I needed you to be perfect being my very last chance so I stood at the workbench goggled and gloved and crafted you from leftover lumber and half-bent nails piled in the corner that I’d used and given up upon in the failed creation of love jigsaw and mallet nicked knuckles and pounded thumb I…

Poem: “Sunset”

When he was younger he would have focused on the beers and the cleavage but now as they sat on the cool april pool deck overlooking the narragansett bay and took in the pink and yellow and orange haze of the sun vanishing behind masts and sails and wisps he focused instead on the woman…

Poem: “Paperweight”

Because on Saturday night I am in bed and fall asleep  alone   Because on Sunday morning I sit in a pew and wait for help forsaken   Because on Monday I sit at my desk and try to work isolated   Because each day I formulate love letters to you on pretty paper undelivered…

10 second love story: “Two senses”

From my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Song’s you can’t dance to” – now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. — While you were here (and were mine) my mind was deaf and blind (or numb) and everything you said and did was silent and invisible But now that you are gone…

Poem: “Unknown battle”

My written words are in an unknown battle with your unspoken thoughts and since neither are audible or discernible to the other or to us the fight will silently rage into the darkness until we are deafened by the peace that could have been — if you liked this please check out my book of…