WEDNESDAY: My White Shoes

BY GEORGIA DAYLEY

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White shoes with the insides out
Sensible flats for a lawn party
Something I could wear again
that would take the day-to-day living,
that expanded round my feet comfortable like.
A little scuff, a little scratch
made them less white
Incrementally
You didn’t notice
One day I looked down and they were tattered
These white shoes I bought for my wedding,
I am throwing them out today.

One comment

  1. Mary Steer

    There’s something ominous going on here:
    A little scuff, a little scratch
    made them less white
    Incrementally
    You didn’t notice
    Left me with a real sense of unease….and then out go the shoes….You say so much with so few words. I’m left hoping the marriage didn’t go out too, but afraid for it.

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