Words

Patsy Starke
Jul 31, 2022
Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

Some of them tickle me
they make me laugh,
make me smile,
Make me cry, tears of joy.

They can never hurt me,
but describe who I am.
Say them and listen;
are they right or wrong?

Whisper them,
and everyone can hear.
Say them out loud,
and no one listens.

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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.