Alternate Facts

I’m not the dream
you once employed
to form your scheme.
I am the void.
What you ignored,
even deplored,
now yawns with dawn.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

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

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!

Stephen W. Buchanan

Thank you Susi for creating “The Short of It” and for including some of my poems along with all the wonderful poems from the great poets you’ve selected!

I Write Her

Pawel Czerwinski – Unsplash

Atmospheric

The weather changed
and storms roared in
and lightning ranged
o’er thund’rous din
But then you smiled
and for a while
sunshine was mine

Begin Anew

With twist and turn
and swoop and sway
from stem to stern
I moved today
As I unpack
I know I’ll crack
to see just me

Flower and Flame

Solitude stands
in the shadow
watching the sands
in the moon’s glow
very aware
hope rides the air
and change arranged

Who is to Blame

Fighting demands
that verge on wild
sticky the hands
that hold the child
comforting cries
with little lies
and pleas for peace

Nature’s Presence

Nature has seen
what man has done
the times between
each rising sun
Yet fan or no
a tomorrow
will be set free

Connections Lost

I’ve lost my mind
and lost my way
so please be kind
and stay away
whilst…

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