Bored Lonely Shoes

— Lesa Medley

One pair
Black Mary Janes,
One pair
Brown, sensible
Walking shoes,
Lined up
Side by side
Ready, waiting
No place to go
Waiting for me
To slip in
My feet and
Take them
Somewhere,
Anywhere…
Work,
The bookstore,
Shopping.
Instead, they just sit…
And wait.
They are jealous
Of the flip flops
And white tennies
Who got to go
To Hawaii.
Yeah, they are
Pretty unhappy
About that. 
Now I have been sick
So I’ve just
Been shuffling
Around in slippers
And socks.
Poor bored, lonely shoes.
The black ones
Will forgive me
Tomorrow though.
Tomorrow, we are
Going to work.
The brown ones
Will go to work
On Tuesday.
Now the flip flops
And white tennies
Will sit, and wait.
Poor bored, lonely shoes.

One thought on “Bored Lonely Shoes

  1. This is delightful! I’ve never wondered about the secret life of my stuff, what they say when I am away or when I am asleep. I have been so busy my books must feel neglected.

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