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

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

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.

Sky Fully Bloomed

I smiled at the
Super Pink Moon
You winked at me
and made me swoon
Love at first sight
this cool Spring night
when some blossom

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

The anthology of poetry “The Sound of Brilliance” has been published and is available! Suzi Bocks 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“. I am happy 😁 🎉 to say there are three ha’sonnets of mine – “Sweet Little Lies,” “Out of Context,” and “We Can’t Go Back” – are 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.