My Universe

They served Cosmos
Not what I drink
But like Neil’s shows
they made me think
In life’s vastness
what’s one’s drink mess
Here’s where I care

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

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

Posted as a response to the 21 September 2020 weekly prompt “Cosmos” on the Eugi’s Causerie I site. “Neil’s shows” refers to Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s science television series “Cosmos.

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.