in praise of old things

21 Aug

shoes have so many colors.
they stick out from the shoe store wall like tropical birds perched on display.
so much more than black, white and brown.
some don’t even have laces.
they have velcro straps instead,
it’s very tempting
to bat down the velcro hatches and pretend my feet were discovery ships
but i slipped into a pair with laces instead and
good thing i did because
the web of spider laces reminded me of rock band roadies pulling ropes to set stage props, ranchers lassoing ropes, and 11 year old girls playing cats cradle.

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6 Responses to “in praise of old things”

  1. kvennarad August 22, 2016 at 5:22 am #

    Velcro-fastened shoes always remind me of Cornish pasties and make me feel hungry.

    • Steve Myers August 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

      as an exercise in shoe food correspondence fetish, why not read the poem first thing in the morning before eating anything else, but with a cornish pastie at your side. Then take a deep breath and eat the pastie. The pleasure might be even higher than if you only ate the pastie?

  2. kvennarad August 23, 2016 at 5:24 am #

    And – bingo bongo! – a whole new lifestyle is born.

    • Steve Myers August 23, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      it appears the box for ”send notifications of new comments” has been achieved?

  3. kvennarad August 24, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    It appears so.

    • Steve Myers August 24, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      i also tightened the screw of a closet door handle a few weeks ago. Woooh-oooooh, I’m on a mechanical roll.

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