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poem - If I Could Wake

The poem “If I Could Wake” was inspired by thoughts about knowing who you are, your identity, even as the world may doubt the same.


If I Could Wake

Consider this as a thought
if I could wake in the morn
look to the mirror to confirm
identity felt in the heart
would I see something new
not viewed the day before
when I look to the beyond
I'll discover the inner thoughts?

the outside has remained
fixed as if to harshly jest
still this is not enough
to deter the hopeful glance
a witness to what few may see
from the realm of normality
what came before is not in play
even though they are dismayed

this matters not when I rise
fix my intent to fully live
even if the uniform
does not match the role assigned
there is the life of the regime
actions taken for their sake
by agreement of the whole
and to these codes I'll uphold

the intent is paramount
when doubt hovers all around
enough to block out the sun
without remorse in early dawn
when I wake in the morn
I'm quite sure of who I'll see
standing there to greet the day
behind the facade of mirror's face.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190423.
Tags: poem, transgender
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