Pulling at the Curtains

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 16:37 -- casillo

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I stand behind the curtains of an unaccepting society

Pulling at the seemingly infinite weight

Yearning to be nothing but myself

 

The curtain weighs down with

He/she

            But what is wrong with either one

It

            But I am not a thing

Tranny

            But the term is transgender

Unnatural

            But what is so wrong with being me

 

I hear laughter from the other side

I hear the unfortunate demeaning of unique human beings

I can feel the pointing of fingers

I can hear parents shut down children’s curiosity about gender

 

And I can feel the pain

Of pulling at the endless curtains

With my trans siblings

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