Winter Shoes

“As she walks through the coffee shop…”

An old pair of shoes on
A cold, frost-bitten
Day. Lop-sided, broken…

The dry heel leans
To one side. As

The pale, pink toes
Seem to poke out and
Hint at, what I think,
Must be a strange world
Lurking, somewhere,

The dry heel
Leans to
One side. Hiding.


9 thoughts on “Winter Shoes

  1. Sherry Blue sky February 4, 2016 / 12:09 am

    This is very intriguing…love the toe peeking out, love the “hiding?”


  2. Mary February 4, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Hmmm, I do like the mystery in this. And I wonder who or what is hiding, or is anyone at all?


  3. Truedessa February 4, 2016 / 12:48 am

    They say to know someone you must walk in their shoes even if lopsided. A bit of mystery here and I wonder where those shoes have been hiding.


  4. Sumana Roy February 4, 2016 / 7:55 am

    we are sometimes like the toes and sometimes the heels, curious and mysterious…


  5. Jae Rose February 4, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Hiding in plain view – shoes tell a story and that broken heel and flimsy cold weather shoe speaks much in this piece – the true story truly is between the lines of what we are shown


  6. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) February 9, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    So much conveyed by one detail! And then that final question reminds us that so much more is still unknown.


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