Chromosomes

a Poem by Raquel Swann

When you look upon me 

Tell me

Do you do so with a microscope?

Perhaps with scientific instruments

Identifying my chromosomes 

Questioning my gender 

Questioning my motives. 

Or am I just a person

Not unlike you

Trying to locate 

Fractional moments of 

Happiness

In a world with 

Microscopes 

Scientists 

Experts 

Who won’t allow 

Themselves to study

My soul.

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