“Can We?”

An honest plead

BFoundAPen
Jun 13 · 2 min read

Can we
Just stop for a moment
Can we
Just listen to the silence
Let me just grab your hand
I just need you to understand
I’m not where I want to be
But I love you

Can we
Just sit down
And just take a deep breath
Can we
Just remember why we started in the first place
Can we
Remember why we loved each other immediately
I’m not who I was previously

I’m not that shy kid
Waiting for you in crowded hallways
Too scared to walk up to you
Can we
Realize that we’ve both grown
Over the years
Swallowed our fears
Chased our dreams
Can we
Remember who was always right there
Whether it was pouring
Or the sun was shining bright
Rain, snow, sleet, or shine

Can we
Just take a moment
Realize what this means for you
For me
Realize how much I need this
How much I need you
Can you
Wait before you walk out that door

I’m trans, baby
My body doesn’t match me
I need to be free
I need you to love me
Can we
Just talk about it
Can we
Just take a minute
To process this

I’m trans, baby
But I’m still me
I’m still the person you fell in love with
I’m still everything that made you smile
That made you laugh
That made you roll your eyes
That filled your life with surprises
I’m still me
Can we — can you
Remember that

I need to be free
I need to be happy
But I want you by my side
But if you need time
Take it
Can we
Just talk it out first
Line it out
Put it all on the table
I’ll lay out all my cards
I’ve given you all of me
Can we
Work through this together
I can’t do this alone
I need you to love me
Unconditionally

Can we…
Please…

Brian — The Man Behind The Pen

Recently, a man used my name as if it were a weapon. I am who I am, and this is my journey.

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Brian — The Man Behind The Pen

Recently, a man used my name as if it were a weapon. I am who I am, and this is my journey.