The Swords in the Stone

He called himself
A poet
A teacher
A father

Etched in stone
The word
Of him

And in the Cloud
A fraud
A thief
A disgrace

Still in my mind
The words
He said
And did not

Teacher he was
Thief as well
Father, too
Though not to me

I married a poet
A teacher
And felt
Profile of dog’s face with kind but sad expression, with watercolor effects
The Face of Draymond Pugbelly