Tale of a Transwoman


The labyrinth of life with its menacing mazes loomed large in her mind

Ready to devour her silent screams

She sighed, as she had always known

That one day they would surely stampede

Her cherished inner coherent world of sanity and dreams

For she had bloomed as a transwoman

Disrupting the balance of their ‘natural’ realm

Now as she was discovered

They had her back against the wall

And an exorcism would be performed upon her

To make her fit into their version of ‘normal’

Her choices would now be stifled

Her voice would now be muffled

Leaving her no chance to resurrect her true self!

Indrani Chowdhury