Back When I Was Trans/When Am I Not Any More? Asking For My Neighbor
I’ll never forget that time at the
Beginning of my transition where
I met my neighbor for the second time
Introduced myself sheepishly as my
Deadname simply because I was
Depressed and certain that I didn’t pass because
Various family members and “friends” kept
Misgendering me and calling me whatever
They felt like so I thought
Sure might as well keep bein some bitch but
The guy introduced himself to me again
And when I gave him a feminine name
His face dropped and our conversation ended.
Nowadays I’m so calm cool and confident I’d
Certainly be able to handle it.
It’s for this reason and many others like it that I
Often wonder what the point of
Identifying as transgender
After you pass
Even is. It’s almost like
A disclaimer you have to give
To a sexual partner or a doctor
But your neighbor?
Why do they have to know?
Guy might still talk to me
If he didn’t.
I used to be transgender but now I’m just
A man with a uterus. Ain’t nobody
Need to be concerned with this.