By Ericka Lacsamana | Staff Poet

I am strong

I am clever

I belong

I forever

I am happy

I am sad

I can be sappy

I can be bad

I have rights

I can live

I have peaceful fights

I can give

I take

I forgive

I make

I continue to live

I am a woman

I am Gender binary

I am not a given

I am Cis-gender

I continue to live

I have a right to breathe

I have so much more to give

I have the right to be

I don’t have to explain

I have boobs

I also have a brain

I may confuse you

I may intrigue you

I am not here to amuse you

I am not here to abuse or 

be abused by you

Open your eyes

And take a good look

In a unique guise

But not one out of a book

Or a magazine, or a bill

board 

And not in disguise

Don’t forget what you saw

Because that’s just the start

of  what you see

As you move forward

You’re going to see

More of me

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