I wonder if they chose them deliberately

These shoes that are more than just shoes

Eyegrabbing, they pull your gaze away from trophied walls

To this floored installation of swaggered awkwardness

Still young enough their pose lacks the insouciant poise

Of polished divas, which makes it all the more charming

Slightly pigeon toed and wobbly

They rock their kicks

With a flourish of celebration

Splashing the gallery floor with pedal extremity rainbows

Ready to zombie stomp to the witching hour

Making each footstep a brushstroke that undercolours

This opening night


David Trudel   ©  2013

Photograph by Nancy Yakimoski, Used With Permission.


Filed under Poetry

4 responses to “Shoes

  1. Love the two on the right. Not a fan of the style of the ones on the left. Good good to all. 😉

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