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!

How It All Starts

A cup of tea
and Cheerios
and then I’ll see
how my day goes
downhill from there
But I don't care
I'm fine it's mine

© 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!

I Mean All Y’All

Well y’all don’t call
and y’all won’t write
then y’all have gall
to think it’s right
to show up now
and not think how
surreal it feels

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!