stanlet, Act III, Scene I

To pee, or not to pee, that is the question:
Whether it is nobler in the hound to suffer
The tugs and drags of outraged humans,
Or to lift a leg against a range of objects
And by sprinkling, wet them. To pee – to wee,
And more; and by a wee to say we end
The bladder ache and thousand natural spots
That dogs are heir to: ‘tis a micturition
Devoutly to be wished. To pee, to wazz;
To seep, perchance to stream – ay, there’s the job:
For in that leak of length what hounds may come
When we have shuffled along this mortal trail,
Must stay our paws – there’s the respect
That marks the territory of so long a walk.
For who would bear the cats and squirrels of time,
The weather’s wrong, the delivery man’s contumely,
The pangs of owner’s love, the snack’s delay,
The absence of sofas, and the spurns
That patient moan of the late walk takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare foreskin? Who would gardens bear,
To run and fetch with frisbee light,
But that the dread of something after supper,
The bare blanket’d basket from whose bourn
No hound returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear the owners we have
Than fly to owners that we know not of?
Thus rambles doth make bladders of us all,
And thus the straw coloured hue of micturition
Is trickled o’er the cast iron lampost,
And enterprises of great piss and moment
In this regard their currents go a’spray
And wet the name of action – Woof you now!
The fair Brodie! Nymph, in thy haunches
Be all my sins remember’d.

2 thoughts on “stanlet, Act III, Scene I

  1. Looks like we were struck by the same muse! I wrote this on Monday. I didn’t get to the end of the speech though.

    To HRT, or not to HRT, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous hormones,
    Or to take meds against a sea of symptoms
    And by opposing end them. To live—to exist,
    Oh sure; and by a life to say we end
    The night-sweats and the thousand aches and pains
    That flesh is heir to: ’tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wish’d. To exist, to live;
    To live, perchance to desire—ay, there’s the rub:
    For in that life of desire what sex drive may come,
    When we have shuffled off this Mirena coil,
    Must give us menopause, there’s the condition
    That causes brain fog and hot flushes.


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