In Your Voice

To some of my coworkers:

You know, I can hear it in your voice.
I don’t need you to call me “he” to know you think it.
I can hear that half second pause before you speak my name.
I can hear that hesitation before you say she or her.

To the rest of my coworkers:

I hear you calling me she or her naturally.
I hear you saying my name without pause.
I don’t need you to tell me you respect me,
Because I can hear it in your voice.

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