Sonnets from Suburbia: Tough Kitty

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Tough Kitty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O when I sing my cats all tend to scatter

no matter if my voice is clear or hoarse.

I always chase them crying, “What’s the matter?”

I feed you, you should be my fans, of course!

But no, contrariness is just their way.

And my way’s to ignore them when they beg

for treats and ins and outs. To them I say

“Tough kitty!” And don’t scratch the sofa’s leg.

For two can play at this game to avoid

if they won’t lend their pointy little ears

while I rehearse. I wonder, what would Freud

advise when I succumb to feline jeers?

Oh I’ll admit the cats have got me cowed.

Perhaps I’ll switch to dogs if I’m allowed.

 




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 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!

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 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!

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