Posted on February 13, 2015
by Elan Mudrow
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
Category: Poetry, The Fashioned SeriesTags: Author, Clothes, Comedy, Fashion, Fiction, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Shoes, Short Story, Writer, Writing
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Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.
It will always be helpful to read through content
from other writers and practice a little something from other web sites.
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.
Amazing artwork and words. Showed how much life had changed.
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I enjoyed this 🙂 I think you covered everything possible…
as I sit here in bare feet more comfortable I do Believe 🙂
Take Care…You Matter…
Reblogged this on Sky of Parchment and commented:
This poem, for me, is full of magic, truth, and literary art. I just had to share it.
Reblogged this on Little John In Memphis and commented:
Damn. This is magnificent.
oh my! i never thought of shoes that way … so original! love the photos accompanying your posts.
I really enjoyed that! Delightful whimsy! 🙂
This was an interesting read! Nice job 🙂
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
Brilliant,really clever and wise.
You are just plain good !!! The depth of meaning in your poetry and your fantastical imagination are beyond my words. This poem has it all. 🙂
Love it! A consideration of society through our shoes – insightful!
this is brilliant! as always 🙂
Brilliant! Never thought of it like that, but it is all rather true, isn’t it? 🙂
Love it! It made me smile. 😊
Reblogged this on Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more and commented:
For my shoe-minded friends.
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