TransboiMost people use 'he' or 'she'Transboi5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
based on things they can't see,
like what they think is in my pants
or where the hair is long or short.
They don't see it runs deeper.
Because being 'he' is not
a lack of flesh on my chest or
the person I lie beside at night.
And when they worm their way in,
learn my history and affinities,
they give the checked box [x] male
a second, wide-eyed look. [ ] female
I'm not a girl. I never was,
no matter those XX chromosomes
and the fact my body refuses
to produce enough testosterone.
I'm not a freak show, a faggot
or a femme boy. And I'm lots more
than just another trans guy. I'm
a musician, a brother, a lover, a son.
I guess people don't really ever
look at whole individuals. They
just sever the parts they like from
those they don't and forget
that we're all more alike
than we are different.
And to be honest, my name
is Michael not Michaela.