Come Easy, Shit
It shouldn’t be scandalous
For me to say
“I’m a transgender man, I am
It’s a fucking fact, ya’ll.
I can’t get anyone pregnant without
Spending a few thousand dollars.
I also can’t walk into the women’s restroom
Without scaring everyone.
If I had decided not to transition
I would just be a miserable person,
Probably a terf or something lame and boring,
Passing as neither and missing everything in life–
Hiding away in my house and crying, the only thing
I felt comfortable doing. Now I am confidently moving through society
Achieving and reflecting calmly without much desire
To lock myself up and throw away the key.
I completely understand
Why it might take someone
60-80 years to realize they are transgender
It took me about 30, and I’m supposedly
From the “new generation”
No matter how much progress
Trans rights make, nothing will ever make it
Easier to realize that you aren’t
Who you were meant to be.
That shit just doesn’t come easy.