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At 19 you started to fade I tried to Cross you out like a line in my Memoir I Wished I could erase completely and Maybe I'm misunderstanding the Definition of death but even though Parts of you still exist you are not Here most of my friends have never heard Your name until now I've been trying to write this letter For six months I still can't decide if It should be an apology or not But now you will never hear Emily Smith Announced at a college graduation get Married Give birth When the prescribed testosterone started Taking effect my body stopped producing The potential for new life every month I Thought about your children how I wanted Them too I made a I let a doctor remove Your breasts so that I could stand up Straighter now even if if I somehow had Those children I wouldn't be able to Nourish them my body is obsolete scarred Cosmetic but never C-section