Ever After

Happy endings
are all alike
touched with tendings
towards a big strike
for the good side
And bad’s denied
before their score

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 4 September 2019 daily Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity, “Happy Endings Are All Alike” by Sandra Scoppettone.

She Must Be Mad

It’s about her
the young woman
who caused a stir
by getting in.
She thought there’d be
equality.
Poor soul. How drôle. 

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2018

Ha’sonnet title inspired by the 31 August daily prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a seminal feminist book ‘she must be mad’ by Charly Cox.

Added title to a ha’sonnet I had writtenlast year because the prompt immediately jumped out as a better fit than the title options I had come up with.