A birthday present


So. welcome, sister. Strut it, shake that hip.
Everything’s different. Most things are the same.
You change your skin. Perhaps you change your name.
You’ll sometimes feel that you have lost your grip

on what comes next. Ignore that. Plunge right in
to life. What came before seemed bright, was shade.
Bedazzled now. Amused that you delayed
anxious. And now, more than you’ve ever been

A fragment of some goddess.There is power
among your sisters, breathe dance feel it flow.
You hoped and wished and now you make it so.
This year, this month, this week, this day, this hour.

Your feet are lighter. Glitter, paint enhance
your features and your life becomes a dance.


About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
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7 Responses to A birthday present

  1. lyonesse says:

    oh this is awesome. can i repost it?

  2. cmcmck says:

    Oh, goodness, yes! :o)

  3. imnotandrei says:

    I lack a sufficient number of thumbs to raise
    to give this poem its deserving praise;
    suffice to say that though not my birthday
    I’ll take it as a gift for what it has to say,
    and offer thanks, applause, and compliments,
    for your verse’s merits & accomplishments.

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