Coming Out; Staying In.

It’s National Coming Out Day and I’m seeing people
 sharing their identities in chats
          Heart reacts only, finding comfort in each
          other’s acceptance.
It’s National Coming Out Day and the Supreme Court
 is debating whether I can be fired for who I am.
It’s National Coming Out Day and I’m learning
 more about my friends and neighbors, who
 they are; why they are.
          It’s affirming to know that I am 
          not alone.
It’s National Coming Out Day and I’m reading
 a blog where a mutual was beaten for being trans.
          For being like Me.
It’s National Coming Out Day and I all I can
 remember is what I’ve lost getting to his point. 
          The dear, dear friend who, upon being
            the first person I ever came out to,
            cut ties.
          The faith that had no place for someone
            outside of their goals.
          The privilege of walking down the street
            without worrying if someone will decide
            that my very presence is an affront
            to their senses. 
It’s National Coming Out Day and all I want to do
 is not be seen.

– Morgan L’Fey