The last time I read Shakespeare,
I was a different person,
And yet that was just two weeks ago.
But the act of reading, changes you,
And the act of living, and dying, changes
And sometimes, two weeks
Is a lifetime and still
Not long enough.
I’d like to return to the hope
Of two weeks ago
The same way I can
Return to Shakespeare.
(PAD challenge prompt for April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, is “Last_____”)