Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

I Am Becoming

Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

I Am Becoming

Article excerpt

Something about the way the sun shines on the

empty lines left on my forearms, outlining the new trails of hair,

makes me aware that I am becoming.

Every morning I wonder, where will the newest addition be?

slowly designing me all over again, brand new.

Blank slate doesn't describe it.

What's left still lingers and figures it's way into this. .. ...

ocean of opportunity, full of exploration, rejuvenating, body ofrmine.

Now, full stance of a man, I allow myself more than ever :

to expose the delicacies of femininity that could never leave my being.

Standing tall, I have no expectation of this body;

only a sense of flirtation with the raging wars of hormones battling below my skin.

This time testosterone wins!

These winds of change arrange my afternoons talking to myself out loud,

realizing I've heard this voice before. Forr a decade, no, more

Rattling in my head, waiting to be lead out through my vocal chords;

the first words unsure of themselves. …

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