Note to self

Someone wrote…

Dear Amy (sic),
There may be a time when you look outside and start to see your self more. More and more people around you are presenting themselves in ways that represent their inside on their outside. This excites you. I know this because your face glows each time you see a human who blurs the boundaries of what a woman is or how a man should be. You are not so old that you are engraved and complete. There are so many more books you need to read and poems to write. So, can you stay? How about you stay?

Dear Scar.
I’d be wrong to promise no more siblings. We fall. We scab. New skin forms. A scar arrives. But how about I try not to give birth to any more on purpose.

Dear Gender.
It’s ok. You don’t need to footnote yourself. You can reference yourself as a punctuation mark. You have nothing to do with why your heart got hurt. There is someone out there who will love your awkward, your blur, your fear. You are expanding. How beautiful to arrive at a moment of clarity. Keep walking and you will find others who understand. State your boundaries, so there will be no more break-ins. Stop giving your key away. Move slower when trying to exhale out your particles.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 6th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Note to self”

  1. german dude

    this is so f****** beautiful!!!!! Feel like this makes not only my day but my whole weekend. Thank you so much for posting this. Like you wrote about me!

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  2. Becky

    So powerful and lovely. Do please stay.

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