Behind the Throne

I do not lead,
merely suggest.
Whether you heed
is not my quest.
Understand, though,
I don’t follow.
Nor stay away.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

23 May 2021 marks five years that ha’sonnets have existed. Not this site, though I’ve been writing them since the day after the form was created in the Rhymezone Forums 😁, but the poetry form. If you want to know more about ha’sonnets, see the “About the Ha’sonnet” page.

Am I a Dog

You shouldn’t take
my word for it
I could be fake
and full of shit
Though to be fair
I am aware
that you could too

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

Written as a response for the 13 May 2021 weekly prompt ‘viewpoint’ on the Eugi’s Causerie site and as an homage to the 5 July 1993 cartoon by Peter Steiner in The New Yorker 

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