Casuals Don’t Fool Anyone



Slippers are for cowards

Slip-ons are for Christmas

Morning hung-over dads

Sandals are for white people

forced into dreadlocks

on their way to burn a man

Dancing out of their money

eating spiced tempeh fries

disguised as Jesus peyote

offered by the naturopath

Indian guru of gluttony

Socks are for holy days

Pray upon the sacred hamper

Perform the rites of Wash Day

Resurrection is in the dryer

Boots are for the blues

Galoshes are for the lonely

Pumps are puking in the

Ladies’ room with panties

named Pink, lost in the midst

of the jumble of mesh

Sneakers run unaware everywhere

Dress shoes are in the closet

Clogs are fakin’ the feet

Into performing lurid acts of

Knee highs, leather, and straps

High Tops are for hook ups

High Heels are for the cranky

Swollen members of the crowd

Floating on twisted ankles

Casuals don’t fool anyone


19 Comments on “Casuals Don’t Fool Anyone

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  2. I like it. Genius is when you write something that everyone thinks they’ve felt before but were never able to put into words. Even if I couldn’t explain how, I intuitively know what you’re saying in this poem.


  3. I enjoyed this πŸ™‚ I think you covered everything possible…
    as I sit here in bare feet more comfortable I do Believe πŸ™‚
    Take Care…You Matter…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I stopped by for a visit this Sunday morning and I am so glad I did!
    That was truly amazing! So smart! Standing so grounded!
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    “Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” ~Walt Whitman

    Liked by 1 person

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