Prince Charming

Kiss a frog and you’ll get warts.
(Or is that with toads?)
Princes are throwbacks
From feudal periods.
You know, when women
Were viewed as
Property at worst,
Decoration at best.
No vote and no choice;
Valued only by how
Many male children she
Can bear, and live to raise.
(Hmm, this sounds familiar.)
You can’t get milk from daddy’s nipples;
Can’t get much of anything from them.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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