Woman Shopping (A Poem)
I created this poem on Mastodon for the MastoPrompt hashtag, but I liked it enough to give it a permanent home here.
She holds in sniffles
At the stares, glares, and comments
The public gauntlet
Out only a year
A lovely trans-femme woman
Living her true self
“You’re beautiful, hon”
He said, while just passing by
“you keep your chin up”.
While looking around,
She notices some others
Giving a thumbs-up
Now wiping her tears
Gathers her armor up and
fills her shopping cart
A smile breaks through.
(what you say to a stranger can make all the difference in the world).
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