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,…

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 — copyright 2013 Steven Harz — “Unknown battle” originally appeared in…

Poetry / “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 in turn of the…

Love poem: “Hinged velvet box”

Each morning I walk past you enclosed in a glass box with a red painted sign that lets me know in an emergency I’m allowed to break in Each afternoon I will place you in waxed paper and press you between musty leather bound Testaments that teach me your Revelations And each night before bed…

Poem: “Momentary atheist”

I studied you tonight as I if were reading and re-reading the Bible in Braille but when I came to passages reviling fornication I became a momentary atheist — copyright 2012 Steven Harz — “Momentary atheist” is included in my book, “Songs you can’t dance to”