Sonnets from Suburbia: Small Moment in the Car
Lady Penelope remembers a small but deeply touching moment with her Dad in “Small Moment in the Car”. Lady Penelope will be appearing at the “Los Angeles Times Festival of Books” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Black Chateau booth – Table 153 in the Gold Zone. She would love you to stop by to say “Good Day” and pick up her (Penny Peyser) brilliant newly released book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”.
Small Moment in the Car
Recalling a small moment in the car
Running an errand ‘tween points A and B,
My father said, “Let’s stop right where we are,
And talk about a problem that I see.”
I’d hoped my sigh was barely audible,
Since knowing what the topic was at hand.
I knew his need to help was laudable,
But still anticipated reprimand.
The engine idled, smiled to hide my dread,
Hands on the wheel, my knuckles gripping white,
“Your marriage seems uneasy’s” what he said.
I turned to hide quick tears from father’s sight.
“Whatever comes, sweetheart, you know I’m here.”
I reached across and dampened his cashmere.—