Abolish Gender Markers…?
I keep bashing my head in around
And the various meaningful ways
Someone could achieve this
And I can’t help but think
That the problem is
Identifying as one or the other —
There is no room for third, in a binary
So in order to express yourself
Wouldn’t it be easier to just
Take away the markers?
What do we need them for? Identification?
Isn’t that mostly height, weight, eye color —
All the other descriptors?
My sex is legally female—
If the cops sent out a search for me
I’m pretty confident they’d ask me
On the street if they saw me.
Well, at this point
They wouldn’t even understand
How this guy is a woman
So again I wonder
What’s the point of marking something
That moves, shifts and follows
Whoever’s perspective is looking
Completely ignoring the obvious
That men and women look too similar
To be able to rely on such a system?
I’m not saying
I’m saying get rid of the fucking markers
In my case, the labeling is
More than a bit misleading.