Leap Year Legacy*

Marry me, yes?
Or marry me , no…?
Today’s the day,
In case you don’t know,
When women, yes- women!
Are so permitted
To ask the man to whom they’re committed
Whether he would deign to be
Mister to her Missus, you see.
So, what’s the deal?
-That table turned
Suggesting that women, too, might be spurned?
A subtext of equality
That lacks exposure
It seems to me…



* http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/28/women-leap-year-marriage-proposals-tradition

And wouldn’t you know, this was a man’s idea in the first place… How very egalitarian!



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