Hope, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Help me end Cultural Dysphoria. I exist & it is okay.

I exist even if you are blind I exist even if you can't hear me I exist even if you deny my genitals being different from you I exist even if you are uncomfortable around me and want to try to convince yourself we are the same when we are different or worse, that I… Continue reading Poem: Help me end Cultural Dysphoria. I exist & it is okay.

Hope, My Intersex Story, Our Intersex Love Story, Prejudice, Relationships

Surviving Years of Pure Hell with Faith, a verb.

Today my family has survived too much grief this last decade. Things were obviously coming to a head with the COVID19 pandemic, my health decline with COVID, and then James' health decline with CMML Leukemia, and God knows how COVID played a part. That virus hit all five of us. Too many friends, who were loved,… Continue reading Surviving Years of Pure Hell with Faith, a verb.

Hope, Human Rights, Poems

Poem: Mom, please don’t let them kill me.

I was once born an innocent little boy I was reaching out to you with  my heart and soul I begged please don’t let me go Nights were long and lonely * Yet, each day as a girl, they took hold of my hand * As a boy, I could not help you understand you… Continue reading Poem: Mom, please don’t let them kill me.

Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, My Intersex Story, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: My Sex Traits Don’t Create My Gender Identity

My Sex Traits Don't Create My Gender Identity I am not a non-binary person. I am a man an intersex man My Sex Traits Don't Create My Gender Identity My gender is in my brain and heart. My body is intersex. I have an intersex body. We used to be called hermaphrodites. I am a… Continue reading Poem: My Sex Traits Don’t Create My Gender Identity

Celebrations, Emancipation, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Memories, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination

For Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance 2020

The Chalk Board that Anunnaki and His Husband James Made for Intersex Awareness Day 2015 | All the bad words I have been called. I was born intersex in 1967, and experts decided to raise me a girl in error. My mother would want me named Anthony. She was right in her intuition about my… Continue reading For Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance 2020

Poems

Poem: Life is Suffering for all Life

If you are alive You obviously already know None of us escapes suffering Not even the weeds, the one cell organisms, or even the tree All of us die Perish then decay Energy transferring to different forms Molecularly still in movement And yet all emotionally connected to: We don't want to die, ever What is… Continue reading Poem: Life is Suffering for all Life

Celebrations, My Intersex Story, Poems

Poem: Two Loti Flowers | Our 25th Silver Aniversary

The two of us We were both young with curly hair Both with "too many" earrings Mistaken as siblings Misfits in many ways not lovers Hidden within me a man You got to see a woman back then You loved me When no one else would Medically abused Psychiatrically misused Corrective raped and beaten They… Continue reading Poem: Two Loti Flowers | Our 25th Silver Aniversary

Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

H     Honoring the way my body appears naked. E     Now believing my body was born Exceptional. R     Realizing I was lied to and deceived. M    My Mother wanted me to be Anthony they were told to raise me a girl. A     I was Assigned wrong at birth. … Continue reading Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

My Intersex Story, Poems

Poem: I am sick, too.

I close my eyes and walk in the past To your waterfall, I am at peace at last My body with fever, my throat razor blades My head is hurting, my mind in a haze The thick goo in my throat breaking with meds Hoping it doesn't travel any lower please go away and no… Continue reading Poem: I am sick, too.