Visiting the Globe Theatre
by Michael McClintick

Effeminate male Antony kissing
All female Cleopatra:
She had balls
And the asp to go with them.

But we went to see
The new Globe Theatre. They thought
The play was good, I mediocre.
And we agreed on the Globe's

Magnificence: a child's crying in the pit
Odors of McDonalds.
Shakespeare likes that;
And the ringing of a cell phone.

Shakespear likes that
For she can grieve and shamelessly.

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