#PoetryTues #Poem Requiem 2118: In Remembrance of Gender 1/9/18

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Requiem 2118: In Remembrance of Gender

We once hurled binary at ourselves so hard it adhered

Lashed he/she to our souls and to each other

Based strictly on our parts

Even as the relevance slipped away

 

We taught that male and female were separate

Hearth keeper or hunter— you were what your parts dictated

When someone claimed both (or neither) we grew afraid

And tried to smother them beneath stereotypes

 

Now binary has unfurled into a spectrum

We’ve decoded, evolved beyond our birth parts

And spread our wings atop our old labels

Killing limitation with our beautifully-balanced flight

 

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