Friday, March 30, 2012


She finally loved herself for who he really was.

They were intimates together in that body that bled no more, was growing hair where it always belonged. His doctors promised her that surgery was feasible once the hormones adjusted.

He told her it was time to cut their hair and call their folks in Natchez.

Written for Friday Flash 55 - My post in exactly 55 words- For the G-Man,
and also
for The Mag: Mag 110 that inspired with the above photo prompt (image: Duane Michals).



G-Man said...

Poor Dear...
All that anguish over Private Parts
and a bit of out of place fur.
Loved your 55 Lydia very insightful
Thanks for always playing so fantastically, You Rock!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Yvonne Osborne said...

I saw this image earlier but didn't know what to do with it. You've nailed it! A perfect Mag and 55 all in one.

Kathe W. said...

Simply brilliant Lydia- what a twist.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very clever interpretation of the prompt.

Alice Audrey said...

Dragging the woman out of the man or the man out of the woman?

mythopolis said...

Pretty darn cool!!

izzy said...

I tried to answer earlier- the blog world wouldn't let me ! still love the roomy last line! my 55 was
g mans questions tues/wed- :)

Heaven said...

Very creative use of the Mag picture...I like it ~

Anonymous said...

ooh, unexpected! I read the first line and in conjunction with the picture was thinking something along the lines of insecure relationship. Which, on second though, is way too obvious, ha!

This actually makes me think of a transsexual man here in Moscow who performed in the Vagina Monologues last month. Such a beautiful person :)

Margaret said...

Oh, I love the hair... Men can have long hair!

kj said...

whoa lydia! you've nailed this!!!

there is not a transgender person on the planet who would not feel understood by your simple and insightful poem/essay/

well well done.


Tess Kincaid said...

Interesting take...nothing to do with Arbus...but it made me think of Fur!

Other Mary said...

Wow, that's a great one! Great take on the mag.

Lydia said...

G-Man~ Thanks and You Rock for being so steady at the helm! Your comment made me smile.

Yvonne~ Thank you kindly. I was totally stumped by this picture, too, but decided to give it one more look and something then clicked.

Kathe~ You are so nice to say that!

Doctor FTSE~ I appreciate that. :)

Alice Audrey~ Dragging? Ha! In this case it is the man out of the woman.

izzy~ Oh, thanks. I will have to look at his questions and your 55 again. I felt so dense when I read it last night!!!

Heaven~ I like your comment.

Amber Lee~ What a beautiful person you are for noting him and his performance. How special.

Margaret~ Of course they can! In every Age, and at any age...

kj~ I am truly honored by your comment. Thank you.

Tess~ Made you think of Fur!!! So funny, you are. And such an inspiring Magpie Leader.

Other Mary~ I'm honored that you liked it.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i am glad they found themselves and now feel comfortable as well...

Lydia said...

Brian~ So good to have this comment from you, as my blog was deleted a half hour ago. As I was reading instructions on how to troubleshoot I opened a new window to check one more time and it was back. You may be my lucky charm.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

A wonderful clever write!

Anna :o]

Helen said...

At the risk of offending other Magpie writers ... this is my favorite.

Anne Frank said...

very deep Lydia!! its very hard the fight of a transexual, not only because of the physical fact but also because of society, and definetely deserve such a beautiful piece of love.

ds said...

Oh, Lydia, I love this! You had me from the first line--and what a great perspective to give to this photograph. Thank you.

Lydia said...

Helen~ Thank you! I feel so honored. Not worthy, but honored!

Anne Frank~ Your comment was deep and deeply felt, too. I have observed such a person in my town who exhibits an honest bravery that inspires.

ds~ Thank you so much. Am so glad you appreciated it.



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