Poetry, sexual pun, allusion to surgery, ableism 

I wrote this poem before figuring out I was trans feminine and was so tired of masculinity.

Be a man

Be a man they say
as if I'm just a shell in which they can dump their nutiness

Be a man they say as if I'm just a blank canvas on which for them to paint their ideas, staining my brain, their testosterone running in streaks down my skin, their prejudice mixing with my words
but I'm just a facsimilie of them, nothing original.

Be a man they say as if I'm just clay, formless every time a new one of them meets me.
Thinking of themselves as gods attempting to shape me in their own image, until I become a grotesque monster and the gods wonder what went wrong.

They look upon this body and see one thing, not the myriad possibilities that I could be.

Thinking themselves doctors, correcting any abnormalities that they see on the surface, afraid to dive deep in, using their hands to pull through the water and separate.
I use my own to support

They see these arms all muscled and presume that I use them to crush and consume.
But I'd rather embrace the world and hug it without a tap on the back to watch them squirm, see them learn and stereotypes burn as these ideas about gender roll away and the night closes into a new day. They come to understand that the Earth won't burn if things don't stay the same.

We like writing and expressing ourselves freely, we may write some non-fiction, however, we are mostly here to be creative, write and share poems and stories or scenes from our imagination from worlds vast, small, near and far.

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