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Shoes: Poems

A Facebook friend was looking for some poems about van Gogh’s ‘A Pair of Shoes’ painting and I felt inspired, so here are a few haikus I whipped up.

Leather for the bad
Weather, take me home, soft like
A feather, now rest
 
 
Tangle untangle
Chasing lace, these fingers dance
Daily routine trance
 
 
With me all these years
Every crevice, a story
Dad’s boots fit me now
 
 
Broken sole; patch me
Let me keep you safe and warm
So much left to give
 
 
Early morning rise
Freshly oiled and ready
For a long day’s work