[Published retroactively on 2021-10-09, unedited.]
HRT intake appointment is scheduled. Way too busy feeling things to want to try to cram them all into words. And that's the way it should be.
What a journey.
This moment, so powerful and impossible to imprison in the tiny cell of mere language.
A girl trembling, learning that yes, she is scared – but that doesn't mean not to go.
Peace. Trust. Love.
She is scared. And she is brave.
A smile, to no one and everyone, the purest loveliness.
And she lets go of that last blade of grass
Falls into the sky
Takes her place as the woman
Who dances in the stars