Bio-diversity Note

By | 13 May 2024

Moving through this climate-fucked world
in a racialised body made Australian by birth
made Asian by an askance glance of the white gaze
claimed hybrid by the pride of identity politics
and anthologized by diversity ticks, half-

marginalized by ancestry but privileged by class
announcing my gender as a Cartesian metaphor
floundering upon pronouns as I fall
through age groups that keep ratcheting up
like bracket creep, feeling seen

as the patchwork of my belonging comes into being
through coordinates of place, race, sex-
uality, mobility and brain chemistry to forge this
teeeming bio-diversity, this identity sales pitch
for a submission checklist like census day come early

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