Me you may call Sir

If he may be she and
she may be they me
you may call Sir

as in knight bachelor as in
knight errant as in

 courageous and questing
unfettered undaunted not

for me spinster that
pitiable title assigned
unmarried women

its sad connotations
its shriveled possibility

not like bachelor
nothing like knight no

if he may be she and
she may be they me
you may call Sir




  1. cute poem. This poem reminds me of The Return of The King by J. R. R. Tolkien. I finished the book over the weekend. One of the kings’ daughters was a knight.


    1. I haven’t read the book; how cool about the female knight! We girls need more role models like that and fewer librarians, with all due respect toward librarians, whom I admire greatly. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. slukwago · · Reply

    You go, Sir Cate! This is wonderful and clever! Way to take what you don’t quite get and percolate it into something smart and funny! None of this spinster stuff for you, Rafiki


    1. When I realized there was no female equivalent to “bachelor,” I was off and running. 🙂 Thanks for your appreciation, Rafiki.


  3. Very nice, Sir Cate!


    1. Thanks, Russ! I had fun with this one. 🙂

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