By Harry Streisand
I text my brother and ask him if he will paint a colonel in oils,
he says no and I promise to pay him with secrets.
Angry screeching – mellifluous – my brother is a mighty songbird,
a fact I should have mentioned earlier.
Dennis the Menace invented calculus on the same day as Leibniz,
a scene my brother paints – daily – in trademark ruby grease.
In the words of Harold Bloom:
‘all reasons for Shakespeare’s eternal popularity are correct’.