Smiling Today


I’m smiling today.
Yep! Through sniffles and tears,
I’m smiling right now.

I must!
Don’t know what else to do.
Someone I love is sick.

But still, I’m smiling,
in front of him.
He’s smiling too…

For my Brother

Patsy, 2018



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Patsy Starke

Patsy Starke

Registered Nurse, Transgender Woman In a lifelong transition, Parent, Grandparent, Normal every day run of the mill person, realizing my place here.