To Default or not to Default

With apologies to Shakespeare

{Dawn, Yannis Varoufakis is roaming the Akropolis} 

To default or not to default, that is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous demands

Or to take arms against a legion of creditors

And, by opposing, end them?

To stay, to oppose—

No more—and by opposing to say we end

The heartache and the thousand cuts

That the euro and debt is heir to—’tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished! To stay, to oppose.

To oppose, perchance to extend—ay, there’s the rub,

For in not paying what usury and strife may ensue

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil

Must give us pause. There’s the respect

That makes calamity of the euro.