Wednesday, September 3, 2014


The Shoes On The Danube Bank by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary

Shoes by Joanne Faries

shoes are the last to know 

where to go 

jumbled in closet
tucked bedside
hunkered outside front door
they await their master 

eased or stuffed
feet wiggle into place
scrunched toes
squawk mile after mile 

shoes support decisions
tap impatiently
hustle or meander
cast off at journey’s end 

shoes embody wear and tear 

 of life


  1. Very nice and thought provoking. I like the metaphor, and I especially like the first and last lines. It's a powerful photo too.

    Be well, Joanne.

  2. Makes me realize the importance of a well fitting...and comfortable pair.

  3. You are so good at using limited words to get your point across in a poem. Good picture.

  4. This is great! Love the images you created in so few words. I like the photo too.