Observations on Oedipus

Oedipus did wretched things

sorry clever sphinx

this man his own undoing


He cannot place the blame here

in Delphi’s breast

a fool well-warned of fate


The blind prophet sees much more

than a king’s hubris 

pity men who seek answers


Better, king, you did not know

who killed your father? 

the man who wed his widow


Your doom came in through the door

you let it come forth

now you face it as a man.