Life. It started at the age of six. It started with a question. It started with a wish. Why was I born a boy? I wish I was a girl. But life was complicated. Mom and Dad fought. They fought a lot. Brother and sister fought. They fought a lot. I, I was caught in the middle. Then, I was bullied. Just because. I no longer wanted to live. I didn’t know how. I still wished I was a girl. But my voice was silenced by society. Then, I got married and had two boys. I wished I was a girl. Then, ten years were wasted by delusions of a double life, but not the one that I wished. That, I tried to forget. I could no longer see the girl I should have been. But then, a simple question changed everything. Do you want to be a girl? Something in the back of my mind awakened. Then, I knew what I had to do.
season to witness
a beautiful transition
©Josslyn Rae Turner
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Written for Haibun Monday: Winds of Change at dVerse: Poet’s Pub. Today’s prompt topic is change. You can write a change of the seasons or a change in your life, from child to adult, adult to middle-age, middle-age to old age.
This also fits right in with On Popular Demand – That which we seek; deep within will find – “IDENTITY”  for Prompt Nights, hosted by Sanaa Rizvi at A Dash of Sunny.