No Pair Can Replace Them, No Matter How Comfortable

No Pair Can Replace Them, No Matter How Comfortable

A Poem by Mike Espinosa

Too fancy for something that ends up in a box
or a fire.
Shiny and sleek-
they were my favorite shoes. 
The laces' noose
dangled in the center.
I knew they'd be gone one day.
I had grown accustomed to their feel.
I looked forward to the pain in my left heel
while slipping it on, ignoring the knot.

© 2010 Mike Espinosa

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You did a good job of conveying that no matter how stubborn, silly or uncomfortable it may make you, you're loyal to those shoes. Your sadness was subtle but I knew it was there.

Posted 14 Years Ago

I like this piece:)
Cleverly done, its as if the shoes have a character of their own, after all, shoes witness our travels! lol Awesome poem xx

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on May 12, 2010
Last Updated on May 24, 2010
Tags: shoes, death, metaphor, imagery


Mike Espinosa
Mike Espinosa

Covington, WA

- College Student at Western Washington University - Philosophy Major - English with Secondary Education Interest Major - I enjoy academic punctuation and grammar and can edit them quickly. - I am.. more..