Prohibitive Poo-Baggies/Healthcare Should Be Cheaper Than Heroin
It really seems like most people
Who sympathize with and see eye-to-eye with
The trans rights plight
Are people who end up being
Genderqueer, genderfluid themselves
Expressing it in various ways.
It almost kinda makes it so that
The only people in the community
Are people who have a loose concept of gender,
Or have a FIRM concept of gender
And are transgender.
The community umbrella
Is a bunch of people who are like
“I know who I am and it’s not what I look like”
And a ton of other people who are like
“I know who I am and I don’t care what I look like”
These two philosophies are
At odds with eachother, folks.
The kind of person
Who wants to look dramatically different
From the way they currently look
Doesn’t have very much in common
With the kind of person
Who sees beauty in all of their mismatched characteristics.
I know this because, well–
I am both ideologies.
I am at war with myself on a regular basis.
Surgery? Or NO!
HRT? Or JOURNALING!?
Looking a certain way, or–
Challenging the idea
That anyone looks the way
They are inside
I know this especially considering
How often beautiful people
Hide shit inside their hearts
So that soul-seekers like me
Step in it when we get too close.
I don’t want any
Prohibitive poo-baggies —
I just want honesty
I want trans people who acknowledge
How expensive and non-elective their surgery was
So that other people
In the future
Can benefit from what they’ve done.
I want America to stop making
Health more expensive than heroin
And most of all
I want someone, anyone
To represent the trans community
As it could be, instead of how it is currently.