beatrice is doubtful

i know that face

that tone of voice

the mischievous innocence

when you’re teasing

what’s up, hero?

juliet and romeo wound up

with a happy ending after all

claudio kept you fondly as a sister

he’ll love you madly as a wife

where’s the spot

for the prickly tricksters?

i’ll aunt your babies


yet of that face

i remain suspicious

maybe you know more

than you tell

don’t tell me

what i don’t need to know

but curiousity killed the eavesdropping cats …