Bridge Building, Intersex Awareness, Poems

Poem: Enter I* | By Gabriel Filpi

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*Intersex

Enter I *

Into my life 

 

I, Imagine,

     I — Myself — Me.

In a world where I can be,

I*

     and do not have to try,

To fit in places

where

     I 

        do

                  not.

 

I knew,

Long before the words formed and breached and bathed in sunlight,

     Exposed 

          There to reap.

         Long before seeds were sewn,

     This truth was always mine and I carried it.

               Quiet.

Sigh.

     and cry.

     and watch days go by,

               Fall away.

Piece by piece, I not yet something whole, but worn.

A hole,

Torn within torrid expectations of the child I, was supposed to be.

Fraught, with fear, and hope and beauty and radical self-love.

Acceptance,

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

               always

          slipped

away .

 

I*

Took root and grew, forming something new.

I*, I, exist beyond imagination.

I am here and whole and

I am realized.

 

Enter I*

Into my life

At this time

     The right time.

And now I see —

I*

was always 

me.

 

By Gabriel Filpi

October 26th, 2019

(An honorary visitor to my blog)

 

 


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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

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