I have a real problem with prison
America fucking loves jails
Loves putting people in ’em
Loves making people criminals and
Taking away their citizenship.
I have no plans to go to prison
I don’t live my life as if I am in danger
Of going there, however
If I were to ever go
I would be terrified of going to either
A men’s prison, or a woman’s prison.
I feel like being trans has made it
So that I cannot comfortably be in either position
It’s not that I don’t want trans people
To be in the prison they identify with, I think
Trans women should be sent to women’s prison
When they go to men’s they just get raped and killed
I am just also aware
That I am a man, and that I would rather be
In women’s spaces because they are both
Safer and nicer than men’s spaces.
I don’t want to go to men’s prison.
I feel like a coward just saying it?
I don’t like men’s restrooms imagine
Showering with them, I mean
I don’t want to be in the women’s either
They’ll fuck me up over there I’m sure
I just have to stay out, I guess
As weird as it is to say
Avoiding prison has become
More of a priority to me since transitioning.
It’s always been a nightmare but now I just
Worry about surviving in this society
Now that my secrets are outside my head,
Visible on my body.