Kicks and Starts

IMG_0978My shoe is in a sorry state
Inclement times have altered the gait.
The heel worn down and smoothed,
Careens and jerks: the awkward proved.

The seams and creases have exposed
A scarlet sock peeking through my toes.
The inner soul won’t stay put
Bunching ceaselessly about my foot.

The long miles took their due
But I wonder, if I asked,

Would you want it?
If I gave it to you?

– JR/2013

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2 responses to “Kicks and Starts

  1. Sometime I do indeed wonder what it might be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Of course, I warn myself to be careful about what I wish for.

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