Sonnets from Suburbia: Coach Row 32

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LADY P speaks her opinion loud and clear in “Coach Row 32”. Methinks I might agree with her at times especially about the sleeping clod. What say you, Tomatoes?


Coach Row 32

That woman won’t stop sneezing, oh my God.

She is allergic to her kids, I swear.

Why doesn’t she awake the sleeping clod

who is their dad, he snores without a care.

He’s managed to sit two whole rows ahead,

and not by accident, I’ll make a bet.

The snot, the poop, he’ll have a beer instead

of dealing with the diaper wearing set.

And me, I’m sitting right across the aisle,

annoyed as hell although this now reminds

me of my former tots, and so I smile

despite myself, as memory rewinds.

At my wits end I really want to shout

As itsy bitsies crawl the Goddamn spout.



  • 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. 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!

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