You! You ask me to identify with either of the two
But what about all kinds of people in between the two
You put me into societal slots
To identify and generalize
To work your way through?
You hail your abuses or raise your suspicions
Because I deviate from the ‘normal’ of what society deems for me?
Or you hold someone up on a pedestal
Because they conform to traditional norms
But what? What if my mind and heart have transcended my physical body?
When what I think, feel and act has nothing to do with my gonads
I’m just boxed in and labelled
Before I even dream of who I am
You may go on and on
With gendered myths from your conditioned minds
About the way I walk, talk and react
That doesn’t conform to any of your societal norms
What if I choose to love someone of my own sex?
What if I beg to differ in my clothing style?
Is it social priming or sexual organs that define me and put me into slots?
Your Ardhnareshwar (which comprises of two) may differ from mine
Our feminine and masculine powers may have varying compositions
Your Ying may be my Yang
But is it all that makes the difference?
Will you not count my talents just because I choose not to fit in?
Will you abandon my feelings and emotions because I defy your lens to look through?
I don’t wish to make my presence uncomfortable for you
Will you ever spare an eye to look straight at me
And reflect deep within
That I’m not any different from you