My mentor, friend, scholar, teacher
Sat with me on the couch as we watched
The amazing tribute to Shakespeare on
The anniversary of his birth 450 years
Ago. I put my arm around my professor and
Thanked him for introducing me to the Bard.
As I hugged his shoulders, he giggled and
Jiggled his pear-shaped body which died
In his study at the University of London
While he was on an exchange program for
Professors twenty-five years ago, but that
Didn’t stop us from having a jolly good time.