I say that
my ankles are hairy
because I'm too cheap to buy razors
that don't chew through my skin,
but there's more.

I am a drag king in women's clothing,

a secretly moustachioed charlatan,

a smooth-faced plucker of offending facts,

a sporter of the ruse of depilated armpits,

a wearer of sandals, weak understudies
for wingtips with metal-plated heels.

Painted toenails only highlight the transgressions
of the brain of my flesh of this body
that refuses.

The burly man with nectarine nails
is a clown.


Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from, spreads gratitude through the social network, celebrates quality blogging with the, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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