Poems, Relationships

Poem: How to live against all odds

I was told once again by an expert that I should not be alive I was told once again, without denial, that I deserve my disability I was told once again by my family that I am loved I was told once again, as I fight to live each day, that I am worthy of… Continue reading Poem: How to live against all odds

Hope, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: It’s 2021, will love prevail?

So many dead now and more are dying Very few did anything to stop it Greed and people in power and control Consuming our country with hate and greed Not caring that the poor, the old, and those marginalized would be hit worse As if they wanted us to die How can we deny that… Continue reading Poem: It’s 2021, will love prevail?

Bridge Building, Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Poems

Poem: SCARS By Sarah Hobbs | Intersex Survivor

At six weeks, my skin felt the coldness and the sharpness of the steel scalpel, as it tore through my infant abdomen. Unformed and benign gonads, with their unfulfilled destinies, wreaking havoc on my newness. Brought into conscious existence unbeknown of my incompleteness; my cells deriving my complexities. The incision opens me up to all,… Continue reading Poem: SCARS By Sarah Hobbs | Intersex Survivor

Poems, Relationships

Poem: Being used to help change this world.

For the greater good I have been used to teach your world better Like an alien visitor I have been abused I have be misused Sensationalized Criticized Scrutinized Like a Circus Side Show Friended and cracked open to be dropped after you are done with me Looked at under a microscope So alone For no… Continue reading Poem: Being used to help change this world.

My Intersex Story, Poems, Relationships

My heart breaks but I have to be strong for him

My husband, my everything, my patron to all that I did and do my life for thirty years May be over soon Three to six months to live I can hardly breathe Life as we knew it is over and we thought we had it bad A Love that few understood Don't you dare shame… Continue reading My heart breaks but I have to be strong for him

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

Emancipation, Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Poems

Poem: The Monster was you all along!

Most of my life I was taught that the monster was within me If only I could be more feminine be more inteligent be more conforming be more ordinary be a proper girl Most of my life I was taught that I was the problem and I worked hard to prove you right Conforming to… Continue reading Poem: The Monster was you all along!

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

Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: The Forest Doesn’t Know the Genocide

Tonight in the forest the frogs and toads are singing their love calls loudly in one very big obnoxious orgy! By morning songbirds are waking up while night's owls are still hooting. All oblivious to the rising death toll & our president enabling it. The forest doesn't know the Genocide    By Anunnaki Ray Marquez… Continue reading Poem: The Forest Doesn’t Know the Genocide