About the Poem - CH
About the Poemby Cynthia Huntington Suzy Creamcheese's character is a somewhat (barely) exaggerated version of the naivete, lust and confusion a lot of us "chicks" exhibited in the 60's. (The sixties came to where I lived in the midwest in the early seventies, but that's another story.) Before the women's movement, a liberated woman was an airline "hostess" on the pill. The counterculture and the antiwar and civil rights movements were unfailingly mysogynistic. Suzy, on all of our behalf, keeps trying to keep hope alive and to get honestly laid. I believe at the last that our middle-aged and productively disillusioned heroine finally is getting set up for a good time. The poem is structured as an old-fashioned rant, and is fun to read aloud.