Not a Picnic

Holding tight to
her teddy bear
on a flight through
here to somewhere
as nightmares play
both night and day
to form her norm

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

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What Brought the Night

When cats were gods
and men were mice
and thoughts were frauds
meant to entice
and dreams were framed
by words unclaimed
Then day made way

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Thanks to the mouse of The Twisting Tail for the reminder of cats having been gods (and a great Terry Pratchett line). 😸

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

Speaking of cats, looking for a hand sewn pillow? My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!