This poem was submitted by Suman Lahiry, a PhD Candidate in Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
My body is the central issue of your debate!!
A brood on the genesis
It seems my physique has collapsed all your time and space
Taken up all your senses
As a revenge, you call me – “it”!
And, tip poison in my coffee – everyday?!
Smeared by your sour dampness,
I enjoy your abuse
Enjoy your assault
And wear that clutter as conceit
Hello, dear seedy idiocy of life
Hello, my beloved society
By misspelling my name
You do insult the whole Universe
Like God, I am nonbinary
Like Cosmos, I’m transgender
I have right to love
I have right to hate
I declare my body–
A luminous manifestation of my soul
Your transphobia, your hatred, your abhorrence
Unites us in a rainbow – a spectral of love.