So Now They’re Just

Somebody that
I used to know
stopped by to chat
'Twas awkward though
For I could see
for them and me
the past had passed

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

So now that I’ve put the Gotye song in your head, so here is the video for you to enjoy!

But I actually heard it first seeing this great cover video by Walk Off The Earth

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

Not R&B

The Stone Butch Blues
played Cassidy’s
with such enthused
audacity
the place went nuts
as their hot cuts
devoured the hours

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 9 September 2019 daily Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.