Sonnets from Suburbia

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Lady Penelope insights this week might ignite…thought and reflection… as she so eloquently laments fading passions with her sonnet “Couples”.



They watched a couple on the screen embrace,

their swollen lips caressing unabashed,

and hands enjoying such a languid pace

of exploration, bodies all but lashed.

The darkness in the theatre well hid

the husband and his wife who didn’t touch,

attempting to remember when they did

desire each other even half as much.

The husband cleared his throat watching the scene.

That caused the wife to gaze into her lap

and wonder at the space that lay between

the two of them and could they bridge the gap.

O’, life’s merely another shade of gray

when passion’s embers cool and fade away.

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  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint.

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