A Prompt from a Friend on Gender.

Is gender something you choose or something you’re born with and why?

i chose to not use capitalization

in the same way

i chose my gender.

gender is as manmade

as the concrete beneath our feet running

to conclusions

which pronoun to use

which bathroom to belong to.

genitals is what we chose

to determine our validation

for some reason instead

of our feelings

as if we were born knowing

which gender role to tip towards

instead of how much

i tip the waiter.

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