Anybody Have Any Actual Recordings Of Billy Tipton?/Billy Tipton’s Modern Perception
This guy tho
Sucks to be him. History be all
Fucky and straight up
Ain’t nobody record,
ReMaster, or rerelease the shit
Only reason music stays alive is because
People hear it
What kind of corpse
Is the LGBTQAI community reanimating?
A straight white guy who lived his life
Jazzing, but somehow
Wasn’t important enough
To make a cylinder, or what?
Anyway I find it amusing
That trans people are mostly interested
In sharing viewpoints on people
Who fit their agenda, not even really
Caring whether or not they are actually transgender.
Not really caring whether or not
They’d like or share them if they were alive
Only liking and sharing
When they’re dead and relevant.
I think perhaps
There is enough evidence
To wonder if Billy Tipton wasn’t some other sort of circumstance
One of intersex, chromosomal variation
That perhaps helped him live and pass
As a man so easily.
Perhaps Billy Tipton was transgender
Or perhaps Billy Tipton
Was labeled as female at birth
And now the trans community is deciding
His worth in history based on
What he was or wasn’t hiding.
Literally nobody ever dared question
A man with a small dick playing saxophone
It’s very common, and honestly
I’m not surprised by anything
Other than the modern reception.
Sounds like his kids
Or his wife’s Kitty Oakes’
Not a lot of things add up
Perhaps this guy was hiding
All of who he was
Throughout all of history
Or perhaps he was living authentically
During a time in which
Genitalia was everything. Goddamn
It would suck so fucking much
To go so far
To win the battle your whole life
Only to be announced
A liar when you die.
Speaking of which how does someone
Discover he is a “woman”
When he is dead?
Was the vagina what they were referencing?
Or the tits?
What makes a trans man
Look like a woman
When they’re dead…? A “functioning uterus”?
Ain’t no uterus functioning
On this dead guys body.