I'm not letting her go - and I'm not giving up.
She knows now, and so I can move on. I don't want to date. I don't want to do any of that. I just want to be her friend. I had to tell her, I had to. There was no other escape - the secret was eating me alive. But I have to ask:
What is gender?
A body is male. A body is female. But a body is also black. A body is also white. Is that who a person is - black or white? A body is weak and a body is strong. Does your body make you a strong person, a weak person?
Is a heart male or female? Is a soul?
Is personality - love - life - loyalty - is it all male or female?
The body dies. It decays. Male, female - fate is the same. Black, white, strong, weak. The body dies.
Love does not die. Male or female. Black or white. Weak or strong.
Who is to say I could not love her better than a boy, than another girl? Who is to say I do not already love her more?