Cis Bear, Trans Bear

By Staninjan Bernstein

The classic children’s book, newly revised and updated for today’s nonbinary, post-heteronormative world

We are neither he nor she,
We’re anything we want to be.
Every single bear we see
Has gender fluididity.

A he bear? You can be a she!
A she bear? You can be a he!
A they bear? Sure! Or, why not thee?
Either, neither, both – all three!

I’m a father.
I’m a she.
A father’s something
You can be!

I’m a mother.
I’m a he.
A mother’s something
You can be!

I’m agender:
Nothing, see.
Agender’s something
You can be!

Ze bear, Xe bear, Per bear, Sie!
Ey bear, Hu bear, A-bear, Zie!

We are neither he nor she,
We’re anything we want to be.
Every single bear we see
Has gender fluididity.

© 2022 Josh Bishop

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