Tagged: shoes

within every hour,

within every hour,
there are eleven minutes
that take flight, nearly

a fifth of a minute that
sits still, one-eighth in running shoes
.
20170919:2300
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sooner or later,

sooner or later,
or for some time already,
we will find ourselves
in the same shoes, one
against the faceless
many who conjure
corporate legalese
that secures them
a place at the table –
in the board room,
we are all little men,
forgetting
and unforgetting
we do this to ourselves
.
20170411:0752
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sunday walks across

sunday walks across
the ceiling in sequined
shoes, size two, with
the regular irregularity
of a juvenile dog’s pitter-
patter trailing from
not far behind her
.
i am barely awake,
listening for a
toddler-sized tumble
.
20161211:1703
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on occasion, practice

fortune favors those

fortune favors those
who allow their perspectives
to shift accordingly –

there are those who own no shoes,
then there are those with no feet
.
20140503:1128
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let’s get ahead of

disguised as dancing

there is so much

there is so much
promise in the
simple readiness
of a pair of
shoes, primed
for confidence
,
aged for
comfort. in
between the steps
we take and
the steps we
avert, there is
unswerving
allegiance in
every landing
.
20120208:0833
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sometimes, start

sometimes, start
with the shoes
– if you
like what you see
down there, chances
are, there may
be less of a
need for
improvement
on your way up
.
20110306:2016
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he comes in as

he comes in as
politely as
unexpected

he always takes
off his shoes
before entering

he arms himself with
the oldest knock
in the world

he understands
the word no
with comfortless
clarity, and

after all these years

he still dulls
the pain
with two shots
of salvation before
falling asleep
with his shoes on

.
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