Every time you shame my body,
I want to gain a pound.
I want my stomach and breasts,
to get so big and round,
that they burst forth from this place,
and hunt you down –
finding you huddled in your hateful hole,
and smother you into the ground.
I want you to hurt as I did.
I want that feeling so profound,
to consume you whole, till all of you,
is gone without a sound.
Charl Landsberg is a transgender South African poet, artist, writer, and musician. Their work often focusses on issues of human rights, civil liberty, and social justice.