Taking away

my pain,

my name,

my pedigree.

Who I was

and who I am,

erased from me.

Struggling with merely



in the world

you thought you had

the power

and authority

to decide

who I am?

If this

is the way

things are gonna be,

we’re gonna have problems.

I am

all I know

how to be.



HG – 2022

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