Andrea Gibson is a genderqueer American spoken word poet who is revered all across the globe for their work that mostly addresses the struggles of lying anywhere outside the gender binary, political issues and, mostly, love.

Gibson has a way of poignantly saying the things we all think – whether we fully identify with the issues their poetry brings up, or not.

Here are five poems by Andrea Gibson that will melt your heart.

1. First Love

2. Orlando

3. Your Life

4. Fight for Love

5. Maybe I Need You