What Did We Do

Arrest your fears
don’t panic yet
When the smoke clears
they may forget
and something new
will take their view
We'll be scot-free

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

Apropos(ish) of the title (NOT the content, really!) of my poem, by wonderful coincidence 20 minutes after it posted I received an email from Suzi Bocks saying the anthology of poetry “The Sound of Brilliance” had been published and is available! Suzi created this anthology from poems that were part of the “The Short of It” series she created and hosts on her site “I Write Her” (which you should all subscribe to). I am happy 😁 🎉 to say there are three ha’sonnets of mine – “Sweet Little Lies,” “Out of Context,” and “We Can’t Go Back” – included among the many wonderful poems by great poets in the collection!
It is available in both paperback (here) and eBook (here) version on Amazon. 

Futility

I must say this
being human
is an abyss
where acumen
helps just so much
Even with such
we all will fall

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

Inspired by the 16 March 2021 prompt “This being human is” on the “dVerse – Poets Pub” site, though not following the direction to start the poem with the prompt. (Well, it doesn’t fit within the construct of my syllable count. 🙂)