Coffee with William

I’m having coffee with William
he has pulled my chair out gallantly
and set me down without a moment’s care
brewing coffee and the tea

We dine for hours on cakes and biscuits
I did not know it could be like this
to speak all day of words and meter
of great productions in the Globe theater

I brought up Romeo and Juliet
asking if he ever thought
he would let one of them live yet
when reaching the end of the plot

I ask over a second cookie
What of Lear, was he ever tempted
to let him live instead
of dying of a broken heart

His death pre-empted
by hope, but he just sips
his tea and says nothing


6 thoughts on “Coffee with William

Give me your two cents

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.