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Friday, July 28, 2017

You might hate me

I embody percived stigma
My health is not well
My choice is no children
My weight is not thin
My religion is lacking
My sexuality is fluid
You might be shocked
By my authentic self
But I am not ashamed
I reject the stigma
I dont internalize the norm
I accept me for who I am.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Large lady

I take up space
Fill a room with my presence
My arms and legs sprawled
Loud voice across the room
Wide hips staining my chair

I am a large woman
In size and confidence
I'm not afraid to speak up
I'm not afraid to be silent
I speak when I want to

It's hard for me to understand
Being small or unseen
I am not a delicate flower
I'm a gaudy boquet
Big and bright and seen.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ex

I miss the old you
The person you were before
He was kind and considerate
He wasn't so angry

But I dont miss old me
Now I know what I want
I'm on a happy path
I dont want to go back

I know we both changed
Our paths diverged
We became different people
We are no longer a match

I will not let recent bad memories
Erase all the good ones
I wish the best for each of us
As we go into the future seperately.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Frantic whispers

The high pitched shuffle
Of voices repressed
Makes my ears twitch
Anxiety wonders
who is the subject
Of frantic whispers
The incomplete phrazes
Vaugely hinting at a topic
and the longer I overhear
I cant help but imagine
They're somehow talking about me
When all I really know
Is they're talking near me.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Viewpoints

I dated a blind guy once
He needed everything neat and orderly
So he could memorize where to go
I tried to keep things orderly
So he could get around
I was exausted trying to keep up
Mess is a symptom of my fatigue
He literally tripped over my disability
I learned that we can have the same label
But still have a very different experience.