Friendly Façade

What lies beneath
the surface truths
shall bare their teeth
put out their booths
once the hook's set?
No idle threat
beguiles with smiles.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

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I saw the phrase “what lies beneath” in a lot of posts lately, which made me think it was a prompt, but I can’t find it if it is. So I’ll credit Christine E. Ray’s poem “What Lies Beneath?” on her wonderful site “Brave & Reckless” for being the muse.

Snot-Nosed Bully

The bombs still fall
People still die
Behind it all
a fragile guy
who felt lessened
And thus “threatened”
the lout lashed out

© 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!