Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Wish

If things had been just a little bit different
so long ago
deep inside the darkness of my mother's womb,
I just might have been conceived
with a different set of chromosomes
the kind that are notated with an XY rather than a XX.

If that had been the case,
then I'd be in the mountains of Tennessee today,
rolling up my jeans
to tiptoe over the cold stones
and wiggle my toes in the even colder water
and hear it gurgle down the river.

I'd relate first-hand to images and ideals of brotherhood like this.

I'd be discovering modern day idolatry 
from this book that I can't wait to read for myself.

I'd wake up to a balcony
that runs staight off the highest cliff's edge,
high enough to kiss right back the sun that kisses me

and be visited first-hand by a cool morning's puple mountain majesties.

And I'd be with this guy
instead of missing him like crazy.

So, today...
and just for one day...
well, maybe for the whole weekend... 
I wish I were a man.

{ Gatlinburg photos by Carlos Gonzalez Jr. and used withouy his express permission, but he probably doesn't care. :O) }

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