I deal with it at home;

I dealt with it in school.

I deal with it online;

I dealt with it in college.

When we grow up,

we’re told everything

is going to be different

But when I went to work,

it was very much the same.

I was told to be myself;

I was told I’d be happy,

and I was…

Until it happened,

I was humiliated;

discriminated against

because of my gender

and sexuality.

All because I should be happy

with the skin God gave me.

But, I’m not; I’m not happy.

Not because of my body, my desires,

or because of my mind;

but because of them.
The ones who believe

I am unhappy

because I exist the way I do.

I was happy,

with my being,

until they came along.