A Grasp Away

A Grasp Away

A Poem by therisa

How I have felt, at times, being Trans.

An offshoot
Tossed aside
Upon life's scrapheap
Left to fend
For one's self.

What have I done
To deserve this?

Brushing off
The rotting banana peels
And coffee grounds
From the body
In total disdain.

With bated breath
Rushing to
The bathroom
To scrub
The body clean.

Trying to remove
A mortal stain
Upon the human soul
That never disappears.

No matter
How hard
One scrubs away
At the body.

As the water
Flows away
Blood red
Down the drain.

With tears
Of frustration
And anger.

The razor remains
Sitting on
The sink's edge
For another day's use.

© 2015 therisa

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It's hard to stop beating yourself up when you feel you have done wrong. I know that feeling too well. Great poem, very captivating !

Posted 5 Years Ago

Accept who you are and hold your head high.
No one has a right to judge you. None but yourself.
I know it's easy for me to say this because I haven't walked in your shoes (which I know are flats. :))

Posted 6 Years Ago


5 Years Ago

Thank you, Ana Sophia. I have heels, too. Which I will be wearing to a friend's birthday party, on J.. read more
Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

Wow. That's awesome. :)
Lol. I knew you'd come around... ;)
that stain isn't really there...we imagine it only because others who are judgmental seem to see it there.
yes, leave that razor on the sink's edge...don't let them win.

Posted 6 Years Ago


5 Years Ago

Thank you, Jacob. That razor has long be replaced, by several cousins, on the sink's edge.
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Unfortunately most people are depressed and yes we feel less worth but by society's decision and not our own. Rejoice and relax God loves you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


5 Years Ago

Sadly, W.R., I have been chronically depressed, for most of my life.
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5 Years Ago

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Added on January 31, 2015
Last Updated on January 31, 2015



Ontario, Canada

A pre-op transwoman, writing about my experiences, using free verse. Been told my poems are very emotional and personal, almost like a diary entry in verse. If you want to friend me, please review.. more..