College was the first time I heard “non-binary”

A term I had never spoke

But somehow always knew the meaning

As if it had been dancing on the tip of my tongue

Since the first time I got in trouble for standing up to pee

SWD 11/2019

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  1. This is a great little poem, I loved the last line (struggling to keep a straight face at work), and I suspect there are a lot of people out there who will find these words comforting. Beautiful.

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  3. Love your words. And the way they weave their rhythm. I first heard N-B at Nine Worlds GeekFest 2 years ago. I wanted to shout Eureka.

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