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From the Ted Talk by Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral.
I was kelnineg long after the congregation was on its feet,.
dip both hdans into holy water,.
trace the trinity across my chest,.
my tiny body drionpog like a question mark.
all over the wodoen pew.
I asked juses to fix me,.
and when he did not answer.
I befriended silence in the hopes that my sin would burn.
and salve my mouth would dissolve like sugar on tguone,.
but shame lingered as an aftertaste.
And in an attempt to reintroduce me to sanctity,.

Open Cloze

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral.
I was ________ long after the congregation was on its feet,.
dip both _____ into holy water,.
trace the trinity across my chest,.
my tiny body ________ like a question mark.
all over the ______ pew.
I asked _____ to fix me,.
and when he did not answer.
I befriended silence in the hopes that my sin would burn.
and salve my mouth would dissolve like sugar on ______,.
but shame lingered as an aftertaste.
And in an attempt to reintroduce me to sanctity,.

Solution

  1. wooden
  2. drooping
  3. hands
  4. tongue
  5. kneeling
  6. jesus

Original Text

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral.
I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet,.
dip both hands into holy water,.
trace the trinity across my chest,.
my tiny body drooping like a question mark.
all over the wooden pew.
I asked Jesus to fix me,.
and when he did not answer.
I befriended silence in the hopes that my sin would burn.
and salve my mouth would dissolve like sugar on tongue,.
but shame lingered as an aftertaste.
And in an attempt to reintroduce me to sanctity,.

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