Sonnets from Suburbia
Lady Penelope’s cat inspires spiritual insight and that comes in handy as Lady P looks to her cat for spiritual advice in “The Cat is Staring”.
The Cat is Staring
The cat is staring into inner space
so fixated on some consuming thought –
Or so his owner was convinced. His face
reflected inner wisdom that she sought.
“I should be like my cat, so very still,”
“Observing all without, within, withal.”
Assigning meaning like an imbecile
When he spits up an elegant hairball.
Have mercy, noble feline, please reveal
The secret sauce to living in this world.
Your way of being carries such appeal,
I long to be like you, my tail unfurled.
Alas, my questions he will not address.
And let’s be real, the cat could not care less.
The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes.
Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato