CHANGE. (THE STORY)

I have never held this sign before

Until now

I don’t look like

Him

I don’t look like

Her

I don’t look like

Them

When I think of how I got here

It’s all just a blur.

Thankfully.

Look at ya…

He was supposed to love me.

She said she’d never leave.

I just wanted you to hold me…

You didn’t want for anything.

You never shoulda quit that job.

You’re an abomination to the Earth.

 

Baby times is hard.

Show me some mercy

I was only sixteen when I

Told my momma my story she

Called me a Queen

Daddy said he AIN’T RAISIN’ NO MUTHAPHUCKIN SISSY ASS BITCH BOY!

I thought “that was a little mean…”

Then he slapped me so hard

I thought I’d turned 17.

I know I don’t belong here I’m

Sick and tired of this world I’m

Too “feminine” to be a “boy”

Too “masculine” to be a “girl”

Maybe somewhere in between

I will find Me

but in the meantime....

I was wondering if you could spare a dollar?

I wanna buy something to eat.

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ml.