Netflix and Chill

The space between
your thoughts and mine
was unforeseen
and yet benign
I won’t rejoice
your movie choice
but will keep still

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

I found this prompt in a folder and decided to write something for it. In response to the 26 September 2019 Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave and Reckless blog and based on the title of the well-regarded book “The Space Between” by Michelle L. Teichman where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity.

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.

Ever After

Happy endings
are all alike
touched with tendings
towards a big strike
for the good side
And bad’s denied
before their score

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 4 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, “Happy Endings Are All Alike” by Sandra Scoppettone.