Substitute Teacher Sweater

At first I did not take it
as a compliment from her,
but I must look good
in this sweater

or else I must think
my wife has a low opinion
of substitute teachers’ looks.

Substitute teachers
are a noble bunch
so I wear the sweater.

Still I wonder
what kind of sweater
I would have to wear
to look like a handsome man.

Franco Bertucci


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