How do I see myself?
How do I want others to see me?
Which of these is my identity?
One, both or neither?
I realise every time I meet someone
I want to share with them
The essence of my being,
The essence of my conflict.
As we sit and talk about our day jobs
A silent conversation plays in my mind;
These are the thoughts I’d like to share instead.
But I don’t.
For fear of overwhelming,
Or revealing too much
Of what makes me me.
My Identity for now,
Hopefully not forever;
Originally self- published for an anthology called ‘Identity’ by One Beat Zines. Profits were evenly split between The Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment, and The Feminist Library in London, who are a registered charity run by volunteers since 1975 and are currently looking for a new home due to being priced out of Elephant & Castle. Please visit here for more information.