Here’s the deal though I had
I got an AFO brace
For my foot that drops after
I broke my back, almost
8 years ago in April.
I’ve spent my whole life
Having tits and being miserable
But one week
Of being able to walk without pain
Without balancing all my weight
On one side, tenderly—
One week of an AFO
Has done more for me than
Almost three years of transitioning
Why does it matter?
Gender is how you express yourself
But walking —
Is fucking walking.
So much more of an obstacle than
Any pronouns, name, body part or
Anything else you can come up with that sucks
About being trans—
Being abled is totally different.
Anyway I just got a taste of it
Now I’m off to go live it.