Gender Border/Citizenship

Whenever I mention that the only people

That are allowed to speak for the trans community

Are cis women and trans women

People’s first response is to tell me

That I must misunderstand or that I must not know enough

Or that I don’t know about Lou Sullivan or Buck Angel or

Whatever guy on whatever tv show they saw

Or whatever non-binary person they now think is famous

And I tell you what

The irony is not lost on me

That no matter how hard I try to cross the fence

People are always willing to tell me that

I don’t know as much as I think

It’s almost like I hopped the border

And they denied me citizenship

At what point do we acknowledge that

Some trans people get visas, and others are

Denied passage.


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