the bandages tight on his chest
covering the mistake
that hurt him more than his scarred body showed.
with the loose-hipped swagger
he had adopted long ago,
a lonely ten year old
wanting nothing more than to be exactly like
the teenage boys who hung out across the street.
now, spotting his girlfriend,
he loves her more than anything.
she comes up to him,
they're bullying me
i would never,
date a guy."