My father told me to not tell.
That the world would want me to burn in hell.
I told you, my friend, you ran and flee.
He was right, you hated me!
I will forever miss those who could not be,
on this path to cherish me.
Family so mortified,
Devastated that I am now alive.
So angry, ugly, they buried me
when I thrived!
While crying, begging, pleading thee,
but you could not ever accept me.
You know why?
My friend, I may never understand,
how gender is so
That people are killed over
The minority driven to suicide because of
Terrified parents told to
Not told there is a choice about
Divided into bathrooms because of
Why may I ask are we so terrified over
A woman may have a penis, or a man with a tiny one.
Or God forbid, a man have a vagina,
or a woman with testicles!
Shhhhhhhhhhhh don’t talk about
Nature is DIVERSE, and BEAUTIFUL,
Just like the UNIVSERSE
Gender is just too vast to be a binary based between one’s legs!
Does IT have to remain
Us verses Them?
Will we ever have a place in this
Am I a body with a mind,
or a mind with a body?
Maybe, just maybe, it is time to
By Anunnaki Ray Marquez
This poem is dedicated to:
GENDER BOUND: LESSONS FROM THE WORLD BETWEEN
By Judi Herring, M.D.