Today’s prompt is to write a footwear poem. First, I was surprised that the prompt has nothing to do with Shakespeare as today is the 400th anniversary of his death. Then, I started to think about the prompt itself. So many ideas flooded my mind at first that I didn’t know where to start. Eventually, though, I focused on the fact that I seem to so often buy shoes that are similar to ones I already own.
Yet another pair of black shoes.
In the store,
They seemed different, yet
Appropriate; Stylish yet
Comfortable; perfect for work, and
Classic for parties; they go
But at home,
They look dowdy and
Boring; predictable and
Passé; the same as every other pair
Languishing under the bed; no one ever
Compliments your practical black shoes.
Time to donate them－
Sell them all on ebay－
And buy yourself one great pair
Of red heels, or
Purple platforms, or
Step into your selfhood in style.