. St. George Updated Our age old bold defender __Now an up to date transgender Is consorting with the witless and the woke. He has quit his knight malarkey __Now he hates the patriarchy And our green and pleasant land’s gone up in smoke. He fought the fiercest ogre __Till he took a class in yoga, Then he ditched his sword and tossed away his lance. He found his inner damsel __And is nowhere near as manful Since discovering a flair for mime and dance. He cannot stave off peril __In his flowery apparel--- He’s too busy with his make-up and his nails. He is mixing with wild wizards--- __All those parliamentary lizards Who have sent Old Blighty spinning off the rails. We used to raise our flagons __To the conqueror of dragons, We hailed our chain mailed king of monster kickers. We’d fly our flags and bellow __For this brave, courageous fellow Before he swapped his cod piece for silk knickers. . . Susan Jarvis Bryant has poetry published on Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin, Light, Sparks of Calliope, and Expansive Poetry Online. She also has poetry published in TRINACRIA, Beth Houston’s Extreme Formal Poems anthology, and in Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets in the UK). Susan is the winner of the 2020 International SCP Poetry Competition, and has been nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize.