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Oct 2020
My heartbeat
Does it matter more
Than my experience?
My mind?
My soul?
When you say
I shouldn't have a choice
Because of one beat
Of a heart
You are saying
I do not matter
That my body is just here
For a heartbeat
And that the rest of me
Should be

You say,
I should get my tubes tied
Or make them wear protection
Or be on birth control
That if I can't take responsibility,
I should be forced to be sterilized
Like a rat in an experiment gone wrong

******* ****.
Written by
Shanti Starks  20/Gender Fluid
(20/Gender Fluid)   
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