this little hope -- poetry by Ellis Choi
what more is there to say?
they've said it all.
i felt the discomfort, i changed my name.
living is easier not easy.
sure i have to use the girl's bathroom
my body's still a little off
and yet i have this lifeline, this
little, growing, glowing thing.
close your eyes and remember it all
all those other kids taking the teacher aside
and remember you're not alone.
every time someone calls your name
every time you suddenly feel just right's a blessing.
remember it all and hold it close for those times
those times you look in the mirror at someone else
(more often than you would like)
those times you love your family but you know
you're a daughter and sister still.
try to keep the hope of a name, live on
avoid arguments; say good point just move on
remember how you don't have to try to try
anymore. remember how it hurt to try so hard.
Ellis Choi is a sophomore in Houston doing his best. They love all things creative and hope to achieve important things one day.