Poems of the Week


by Simon MacCulloch

“[London’s Garrick Club] edges closer to admitting female members after 193 years of exclusion.
… The club’s committee passed a motion to accept new legal advice clarifying that the pronoun ‘he’
should be seen as interchangeable with ‘she’ in law, so the club’s rules already permit women to join”
The Guardian

So nice that a leading KC
Has said that a “he” can mean “she.”
But don’t hold your breath
For the next member’s death—
It still doesn’t mean “you” or “me.”