You live with any, all, or no gender as you like
from day to day.
All that has been called male and female
and everywhere between is available to you.
Like a child you are free.

When you became like a great river see how many
tributaries of human joy came flowing into you!
Like the Ganges
you contain all human experience
so you are holy.

You see categories come and go–
‘gender’, ‘race’, ‘sex’, ‘good’, ‘bad’,
you honor all though arbitrary.
Without judgment without condemnation
you embrace your humanity.

The names and categories you have for yourself
you celebrate though they are not your essence.
You sing a song of yourself in celebration of humanity.
Like Terence you say, “I am human: I consider nothing
that is human to be alien to me.”

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