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.