The Strongest Man I Know

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Issue Twenty, Poetry

I cannot imagine the struggle

Trapped inside my own body

Which does not represent my true gender

Reminded

Every time I pass by a mirror

Every month when red spills from between my legs

Rejected

By the outside world

For something beyond my control

But Darling,

You are more of a man

Than any born male that I have ever known

This struggle

While it has weakened you

With a battle you did not ask for

It has strengthened you

With the fire of a thousand suns

My Sunflower,

You are the strongest man I know

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