Treating Me Differently/Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dick
Relationshipping while trans is
Hard to do.
Hey I’m not comfortable being treated like a woman
I’ll be a man instead
But hold up
Everyone you ever date is going to
Feel awkward about your pronouns and
Shame you sexually and
Be awkward when you ask for what you need
To feel comfortable, and then make you apologize
To them for making them uncomfortable because well—
Then if you’re lucky they’ll
Apologize to you if anyone mentions
Penis because well
You don’t have that, do you
You must be so upset when people talk penis because
You don’t have one
Maybe I’m not upset about penises at all
Maybe I have one that is small
What if by chance
You were just being a bitch
For treating me so differently than
Who I am, and what I say.
What if finding a date that isn’t transphobic is impossible today
What if it’s impossible period.
When am I gonna find someone who knows
My dick is there just hidden.