You wrote your essay about Enobarbus quite naked in your bedroom

You locked the door to extinguish interruptions and lifted your pen

I will do justice to your name

You said

As I was also Anthony’s loyal friend  

But you are aware of Anthony’s foolish infatuation

He will lose the war

So you do not shame Enobarbus

When he abandons his friend

And takes his own life

You are a girl of few words and your essay is short

Later you lie on your virgin bed and imagine the sad captain

Mocking the midnight bell


CJM (1976)