Sonnets from Suburbia: Apologies
I’d love to see you grov’ling at my feet.
I’ve often fantasized that very scene.
It never fails, repeat after repeat
to bring a smile, perhaps un-vent my spleen.
Methinks I’ve got insat’able desire
to hear, “Thou art so right, myself so wrong.”
Sincere apologies? They never tire.
Sing sorry, sorry, sorry all day long.
What say you, am I not so different
from fellow men and women wanting more
than fleeting ref’rence to a thing that went
awry and cut you to your very core?
If thou insults me, up thy game a tad.
You’ll have to do much better than “my bad”!
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 http://Linktr.ee/penpeyser for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!