Civil Rights, Freedom, Human Rights, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: The Alien and the Empty Bucket



I am 100% alien,

until law says otherwise

I could die without my human rights

African American Slaves  were called animals
Law had to finally say otherwise

The Civil Rights movement changed things

Black Lives Matter

They are human

If I die with human dignity

having full human rights

It will have to be given to me

I can not take what the government

will not give

to those of us born intersex

It is

an empty bucket

I can not own what is not mine

It is

an empty bucket

I will fight for my human rights

I will fight for our human rights

I will insist on it

I will declare it as mine even…..

But, I will not own it

until it is given to me

I can’t….
because it is an illusion to do so
an empty bucket

…and yet I won’t die

an alien because

I am human.

By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez

December 14th, 2016



United Nations INTERSEX Fact Sheet

Screen Shot 2018-07-04 at 11.28.55 AM
A post I shared on Facebook July 4, 2018.


Related Blogs: 

Why did I name myself Anunnaki Ray?

Why do I feel like A VISITING ALIEN?

Related Poems: 

Poem: I AM A MAN


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