dark wound ’round me 
once was blind
and now am free
decades in periphery
celebrating deaths of Cerdic and 
then-fractured lordship as Mordred 
now instead nods to patriarchy named as king 
Camelot for he
Wessex welcoming me
after saving Aelle from the black veil 
knights of the round 
memorialized heroes on a given date 
who crusaded for the Grail and beyond
Lord let your muses come home