My Love’s a Pair of Red Red Shoes—Laurie Michaels-Lee

My Love’s a Pair of Red Red Shoes

By Laurie Michaels-Lee

These red, red shoes of mine take me thru, down, up and over. They’ve traveled down paths of clear vision with no direction.

Once, these red, red shoes were fancy, shiny and new, pinched a little and gifted a blister or two.

This pair has strutted and danced and climbed and shuffled.

This pair has taken me down paths of bloom and paths of snow, maybe a slip but never a stumble.

These red, red shoes have been re-souled countless times and no doubt, will be re-soled many more.

Now, well worn, a luster replaces the shine. A comfort replaces the pinch. The fit is one of a kind.

These red, red shoes of mine.

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Posted on February 20, 2012, in Fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Elaine here:
    I really like the harmony of the words. The feelings of an ordinary shoe that takes on a special meaning that is personal.

  2. Thanks Elaine,
    It’s too bad that the original “re-souled” got changed to “re-soled”.
    Laurie

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