Treasure Island

Charles Zhang


Thoughts of a Transgender


her ams around my upper body-

mine around her lower, 

we whispered, laughed

(almost kissed!) 

but didn’t and no further;

“I don’t want to, ” she said.

“use your body, ” for
I’ve the body of a male,
but identify otherwise.

“and I’m straight.”

well we continued to whisper, laugh,
(and almost-kiss)



at four, she went back to her dorm. I’m glad

she did. Friendship’s welcome
is warmer.
I snuggled to myself
with an austere sensation

yet perplexed with desolate vexation,
contemplating my prospects with her
if I'm not transgender.

Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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I plan on submitting this to the Literary Magazine for my high school. It's currently in the revision phase, so I'd appreciate any comments.

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  • Susan Lacovara (10/27/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    Written with such an honest pen...on such a controversial topic. I invite you to read my poem, and notes, All Love Is Love...inspired by my gay brother getting married. You are brave to write with such emotion and I give your poem high praise in rating it 10! PEACE (Report) Reply

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