Sonnets: Husbands

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Oh… the memories…some good, some not so good. Lady Penelope doth recall several marital liasons with wit and an inspired dose of wisdom in this week’s entertaining “Sonnet from Suburbia.”



O’ was it husband one or two or three

who taught me properly to cook a fish

while pointing out the dimple in my knee

and promised he’d fulfill my every wish?

Or was it husband three or two or one

who loved chorizos in his scrambled eggs?

One loved to dwell in pure oblivion

just thinking of the space between my legs.

O’ was it husband one or three or two

who hurled a cup and saucer at my head

as curses, screaming ranting all round flew?

yes, certainly I wished that he were dead.

From dreams I have awakened and I see

my sole salvation was in number three.

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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. 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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