So be it!

What is Hamlet doing between “I have sworn’t” and now?
Has he been performing some swearing ritual?
So be it sounds like the conclusion of a prayer
Or an oath
Or proclamation.
Has he been on his knees these last three lines,
Drawing diagrams in the dirt
Spitting into his palms, rubbing them with dirt
To stick his oath together with earth?
Maybe, though, he’s just standing there collecting himself
Gearing himself up for his first human contact post ghost.

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