A soliloquy’s almost like thinking out loud,

How you feel at that moment, your hopes and fears,

And you talk to yourself, although in a crowd,

And your dilemma imperceptibly starts to appear.

Shakespeare used it with consummate ease,

As a means to reveal or accelerate plot,

He used it to inform, elucidate, tease,

The question is “Are you?” or “Are you not?” *

[*To be, or not to be, that is the question.”]

© Caro Field July 2017