Charlie McClurken


My pronouns change like the tides
like the moon 
like the wind 
My pronouns shift like a desert 
Like a river 
Like a beach 
My pronouns vary by the day 
By the week 
By the hour 
I change like nature 
Try to keep up

About the Author: Charlie McClurken is an eighth grader at Washington Irving Middle School in Virginia. They love theater and writing, especially poetry. Charlie is genderfluid and often explains what it’s like through poems. “Change” is their first piece to ever be published.