Thursday, August 21, 2014


True confessions.

I have hidden
Behind Mary Oliver;
To the side
Of Barbara Brown Taylor;
In the wake
Of so many women
(forget the men, for now)
(sorry, men)
(apology flows through
My Minnesota veins)
I have clung
To the hem of particular garments
When in truth
They are clothes
I could never wear.
I have even walked
In certain shoes,
They pinched my toes
Threw me off balance,
When really
I have always craved
Comfortable shoes.
I own six pair
Of the same
Comfortable shoes,
Different colors,
In the closet,
As well as pink plaid flats
For fun.
I carry a lapis wallet
For that pop of color.
It matches nothing
I own.

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