Dysphoria

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Four decades gone
Years I would never
Desire to relive
Now memories of a stagnant childhood
Shattered

Age 6
Secretly questioning
My existence in words
I didn’t quite understand

Why was I born this way?
Why can’t I look like her?
Questions unanswered
Gender dysphoria hidden away
Only to return

Age 40
Beautiful transformation
With a new perspective
Now I know why
I am here

© Josslyn Rae Turner
Photo
© Philip L Hinton

 

 

14 thoughts on “Dysphoria

  1. This is so incredibly raw and poignant, Josslyn ❤❤ We are often faced with unanswered questions relating to our existence in this world.. and soon with the passage of time.. we learn to embrace our inner beauty. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support. ❤❤

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. How important it is to be yourself who you want to be. Sadly there is this traditional pressure to conform. Slowly things are changing but it has taken centuries to do so. Let hope more choose their own path.

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  3. And may you fly – the very best things perhaps take a long time to understand and name..but when we do i imagine there are many emotions – relief, joy, acceptance.. i pictured a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis

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