Mutiny

A sonnet about the things we left at sea

“Basilica,” Gentle Zacharias, May 2008

So… during my transition, one of the first things I did was change my name. Legally, the whole deal. I kept it pretty quiet as I was doing the legwork — which is involved, and expensive, and I’m lucky that in my state I didn’t have to get surgery first — because I had some suspicions about how the news would land with my family.

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