For my wife, Sue
If Shakespeare had been Australian
he would have lived in a house like this,
in a Hamlet.
he and Anne Hathaway would have loved As You Like It,
making Much Ado About Nothing
and laughing through Midsummer Nights, as in a Dream.
they would have survived The Tempest
and the fury of Lear-like summer winds.
Despite all that, when he was gone,
he left her his second best bed.
I am no Shakespeare
and, when I am gone,
you will have the best of me,
including my garden beds,
as well as my Comedy of Errors.
Our Love’s Labours will not be Lost
What is ours
will always be yours.