Felicitations: Ode To Options



Ode To Options
Your pronouns simply used to be
The sort of thing you couldn’t change,
And if you struggled to get free,
You got dismissed as really strange.
It wasn’t very long ago
That such attempts were rudely stopped,
But now you’ve got some options, so Go right ahead, cut loose, and opt!

Ode To Options is part of the poem series Felicitations by Felicia Nimue Ackerman. Ackerman is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and has had over 200 poems published in a wide range of places. We are lucky to get to have a few of them published right here at Options Magazine.