Transgender Chess?

David Lawrence
Written by David Lawrence

Transgender Chess


It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t matter because the world is flat.

It is a chess board.

And every hundred years or so God sweeps the pieces onto the floor.

I am a pawn of my pawn.

I move myself around the board like a sacrifice.

I am a white man being burned on a totem pole, scalped.

God put me on the earth to enlighten the universe but he turned me off like fairy lights in the sky.

I am glad that I was born.

I am a fish hook in my own mouth.

We can’t be what we want to be just because we deem it.

If I identify with women I just can’t be one.

I can’t trans a train to a new stationhouse of gender.

I am David.

I have a dick.

If I want to be a woman so much why don’t I just admire them for their qualities and love myself for who I am.

I can’t appropriate a menstrual cycle.

I want to sexually engender a woman’s gender.

I am what I was and was what I am.

I am a mediocrity—a rook on a chess board.

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About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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