Enter I *
Into my life
I — Myself — Me.
In a world where I can be,
and do not have to try,
To fit in places
Long before the words formed and breached and bathed in sunlight,
There to reap.
Long before seeds were sewn,
This truth was always mine and I carried it.
and watch days go by,
Piece by piece, I not yet something whole, but worn.
Torn within torrid expectations of the child I, was supposed to be.
Fraught, with fear, and hope and beauty and radical self-love.
Only after odysseys,
Across landscapes of change and pills and pain,
A chance at something better.
Grasp between fingers, tight
Firm and solid,
For the first time
unlike the fine sand of yesterday that
Took root and grew, forming something new.
I*, I, exist beyond imagination.
I am here and whole and
I am realized.
Into my life
At this time
The right time.
And now I see —
By Gabriel Filpi
October 26th, 2019
(An honorary visitor to my blog)
To read more poetry please go to: Youth & I Intersex Youth Publication | Intersex Human Rights Australia and Edited by Steph Lum .
Here is the PDF Download: Youth and I | Issue 1 | Edited By Steph Lum
1 thought on “Poem: Enter I* | By Gabriel Filpi”
God bless you all, you were made perfect and beautiful. It’s only human weakness and failure that sees you differently.
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