Chivalry is a dead and rotting zombie
still trying to shuffle around.
It is in the halfhearted attempts
to hold open a door or pull out a chair
that we can see how much he has faded.
But nevertheless, Chivalry lingers.
For on certain days, weddings and the like,
Chivalry limbers up, dons a suit
and is dapper again once more.
A sisyphean task to be sure,
but one Chivalry is always up for.