331 men & women killed
Yet politicians are thrilled
We should collectively build
A big ally-inclusive trans guild
To spread empathy and to rebuild
Society so we are not getting grilled
Trump & co. are idiots but also skilled
So watch out: Our guts could be spilled.
But he’s not the only threat
There are many more, you bet
It’s about the policies that are set
It’s about an entire societal mindset
The apathy that burns like a cigarette
Prejudiced rhetoric engineered to upset
Dehumanizing jokes/labels with no regret
Each stereotype or epithet puts us in debt.
But it’s not all about society
It is about income inequality
Cheap, outdated infrastructure
Corruptly allocated tax revenue
Discriminatory bathroom policies
Big Pharma & mediocre education
The huge military-industrial complex
And prejudice masquerading as religion.
We must solve both the
Trans and national issues
Because they both harm us
And the dual effect is killing us
Trans people will keep dying whether
It’s murder, suicide, or natural because
All 3 are severely worsened in a country
With subpar public resources and leaders.
Rest in peace to every beautiful soul lost. Your name will not pass in vain.