today i realized how similar “diaspora”
and “dysphoria” look on a page:

we have always been made to feel
foreign in our own bodies —
a guest overstaying welcome,
a resident of a place we are
constantly reminded we don’t
belong to

isn’t diaspora its own form of dysphoria?

asking for gender is another
way of asking:
where did you come from?

sometimes when i answer
water
comes out.


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