Sonnets from Suburbia: Talking to Myself

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Who doesn’t talk to themselves, Tomatoes? But do you love doing it? Penny Peyser, AKA Lady Penelope, extolls the love she has for talking to herself in her latest installment of “Sonnets from Suburbia” with “Talking to Myself”. Me thinks she’s on to something, Ladies.


Talking to myself is just the best!

I never interrupt before I’m through.

Opinions and facts I don’t contest.

Why would I?  I so rarely speak to you.

The sound of my own voice is so darn pleasing.

I’m full of unsolicited advice.

Offenses?  There’s no need to be appeasing.

I shan’t offend myself – to me, I’m nice.

Once in a while I do notice an echo

that makes me realize what I just said.

An awful gaff or brash bravissimo

in shame will make me cower ‘neath my bed.

I’ll never know if I could be endearing

if I’ve no guts to risk a public hearing.—


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  • 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.

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