I can’t recommend
Watching and participating in
Weight lifting culture
As a trans man, enough.
You don’t even have to do anything—
Just be a fly on the wall and
Observe the zoo, happening.
It’s magic, I mean
Here are all these cis men
Stabbing themselves with needles filled with
Trying to figure out why
Their dose doesn’t fix everything
They struggle with, wondering how
To cycle, how to lift, how to
Pass through the world
As someone transformed —
I don’t recommend
Following their footsteps, however
It’s magical, and a bit therapeutic
To listen to the guys
Who did all the stuff you think might help
And yet still struggle with it.
Thank god these issues
Aren’t just for trans men— thank god
I’m not alone in all this.
Also, whoa there buddy—
Are you sure all this
“Men’s health” is actually healthy…?
Time for some new goals, maybe.