The Queen of My Transition

Patsy Starke
May 16, 2024

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Photo by Vladimir Fedotov on Unsplash

I’m sitting here on my throne,
believing I am queen of my world.
My subject honors me,
inside my looking glass,

From inside out,
she bows to me,
face to face,
and affirms our truth.

I grant permission,
and my approval,
to see me as herself,
to live in my kingdom.

She promises to serve us well,
throughout our reign,
and that she does.

Patsy Starke 5/16/2024

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Patsy Starke

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