Sonnets from Suburbia: Cat’s in the Bag
Cat’s in the Bag
Today my cat’s stand offish so I’ll wait
Until his short attention span returns
To my important needs. My mental state
Seems to depend on if he cares or spurns.
My empty nest created this dependence
On one whose brain is tiny, lacking sense.
I used to pride myself on independence
Now lost without the cat’s soft recompense.
Nay, I am not alone in this obsession.
My husband cannot give the time of day
If there’s no kitty. He’s made a confession
That life is dismal when the pet’s away.
Each night brings an anxiety attack
We must endure until the cat comes back.
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!