Lighthouse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic
Written 17/12/2018

Submitted: December 17, 2018

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I never imagined the freedom

That could come

From being in a room

Surrounded by people just like me. 

 

To know we all chafed at

The gender assigned to us by society 

And struggled to find the courage 

To truly be ourselves,

 

Gave me a sense of peace 

That I never experienced before. 

The minority became the majority;

Confidence and power in numbers. 

 

I drew strength from the ease

The others had in themselves;

I still feel like an imposter,

Tricking my way into masculinity. 

 

They too were (are) haunted by the

Temptation of what should have been,

And the struggle to shake off that

Expectation like a wet dog in a dry room. 

 

I cling to the blanket of normalcy 

With shaky fingers and knuckles white with terror. 

I don’t want to tell the world that

I’m an actor just yet. 

 

Let the audience enjoy the show a moment longer.


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