PAD Challenge Day 23: "Barefoot", "Mismatched", "On the Account of Shoes", and "Flip-Flop"
PAD Challenge Day 23
Prompt 23: Write a footwear poem.
BarefootFrom the villages of the Motherland
the mainland of the Aussies,
the houses of Indian and Island curry,
to the towns of British tea,
there is no policy.
Only America has the taboo.
If the ones on the shelves are my size,let me try them on.
For the ones you wore and wear,
keep them over there.
I can’t timeline myself
or prepare a future within them.
I can’t even pretend to stand the way you did,
do, or compare my pair to you.
And if the shoe that I pick can fit,
then I’ll wear them and imprint
with a walk to remember.
On the Account of ShoesI don’t
I justwake up
InsideI love to walk bare.
Or in geeky socks
Paint my toes bright
OutsideI still love them free
with colorful or solid,
multiple or single strings
in between toes with
one or two toe rings.