Friendly Façade

What lies beneath
the surface truths
shall bare their teeth
put out their booths
once the hook's set?
No idle threat
beguiles with smiles.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

I saw the phrase “what lies beneath” in a lot of posts lately, which made me think it was a prompt, but I can’t find it if it is. So I’ll credit Christine E. Ray’s poem “What Lies Beneath?” on her wonderful site “Brave & Reckless” for being the muse.

13 thoughts on “Friendly Façade

  1. It’s a sad scary world–since the Beginning there have been smiles that beguile, hiding bared teeth and hooks. Ah well, at least we have ha’sonnets!! “What Lies Beneath”–I think that’s also a great movie (mystery/thriller). Hope you’re “keeping well”.

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