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

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

Civil Rights, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Can one be two? Yes! | June Pride Month 2020

I was told this world didn't like the word sex. So they changed it to gender. Then they conflated the two as one and the same. Assuming all men were male, and all women were female. Then I was told to be a girl when I am not a girl! It doesn't work that way… Continue reading Poem: Can one be two? Yes! | June Pride Month 2020

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.

Hope, Poems

POEM: COVID 19 War Zone, No April Fools Day!

7.8 Billion People And here I am feeling special here I am not wanting to die knowing I could due to health and age predispositions   ONE of many, too many who don't want to be the ONE   7.8 Billion People Conspiracy theories racing in our heads. It feels like eugenics again I finally… Continue reading POEM: COVID 19 War Zone, No April Fools Day!

Memories, My Intersex Story, Poems, Relationships

Poem: A Service Dog’s Perfect Love

Moose, Our beloved dog. You loved your family loyally since day one. A gift to us from the angels. Your ability to detect seizures and lactic acidosis even. We found a dog school that taught us to train you into service. You officially became a service dog and went everywhere with us. Allowing us to… Continue reading Poem: A Service Dog’s Perfect Love

Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: Them | By Sara Kaplan

They look in the mirror and it is not right. They strive for perfection, and what’s reflected back doesn’t work for them. They aren’t comfortable being bound by boxes and binaries. They are themselves although that’s an intimidating place to be. They hold their ground and position with a ferocious stubbornness. Proven first, with their… Continue reading Poem: Them | By Sara Kaplan