Category Archives: HWM

Nice

It would have been nice to have been attractive To be observed as interesting, to have been pursued, to have been desired And I don’t mean for myself, for who I am, which is not immediately apparent Apparently But to … Continue reading

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Hearsay

You know what they told me? A pack of lies and cheats mostly About how it was going to be when I grew up and became a real person Who I would be, what I would do, what I would … Continue reading

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Cages

When she was younger, they put her in a cage They never let her out, not even on weekends It didn’t matter what she wanted or how she felt It was a rite of passage, after all It was all … Continue reading

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Alone

When I am alone I can be dealt with I can be awed, frightened, bullied I am vulnerable This is a known fact about me It’s on file in DC in Brussels In Moscow In Rome It’s a well known … Continue reading

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Voice

Who do I sound like when I am being myself Not one of my characters, not the people that people expect me to be Is my voice too high or too low, does it express who I am Does your … Continue reading

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Words

They tell me, they’re just words, they don’t matter Just syllables off the cuff, noises we make at one another Something you have anyway to have to get to live with It’s up to you, they tell me, how to … Continue reading

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Trans Identity

A lot of people will take you to task For taking their label in vain Will really be offended, will really want to rip you For not conforming the right way. It’s a funny thing that the folks with The … Continue reading

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Gender Traitor

I am a gender traitor, I know it Am an impostor, too I’m not who I was supposed to be Tried — for years I tried Failed, too. The burly men, broad shouldered The lovely women, svelte and graceful Strong … Continue reading

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