It was a small thing,
but I cried regardless.
I finally had the power,
to make a choice,
but took the coward’s way.
that the most forgivable injustices,
are the ones we do to ourselves.
We should be more kind to ourselves,
we’re doing our best.
Charl Landsberg is a transgender South African poet, writer, artist, musician, and queer rights activist living in South Africa. Their work focuses on a number of issues including feminism, queer rights, anti-racism and anti-colonialism, and occasionally a little fantasy and science fiction.