Writing prompt 27

Welcome to the twenty-seventh day of our 30/30!

Hand cramping up? Heels blistered? Pen out of ink? What a journey we’ve undertaken. We’re nearly there, dear ones. You’ve totally got this.

Your prompt today is:


Write a poem from the point of view of your feet.


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  2. Ode to Feet

    Encased in heavy Buster Brown’s and
    orthopedic fixes of the moment guaranteed
    to eliminate those dreaded flat feet, we
    were carefully radiographed at shoe stores
    for perfect fitting into those saddle shoes of
    the girls’ school, the ones my mother cut the
    toes out of to wear longer in the summer. Or
    take the first pumps for graduation that she
    made the neighbor lady go and buy, never
    mind the bee sting that almost made it
    impossible to get them on— These feet have
    been adventurous partners: take the soccer
    stadium in Xalapa, the miles of heaved broken
    brick lanes where we never once failed to bend
    and cling to slant and hole, navigated solefully
    the tree fractured cement in Veracruz. How we
    raced to street cars, busses and trolleys in the city.
    Slipped through guttering streets ripe with orange peels,
    last nights ticket stubs, today’s transfers in their bright
    yellow and lime green. One day, we escaped to slim
    sandals. Soon we dared to go barefoot, even sliding
    into workboots sans socks and loving every minute.
    Now we boast painted toes with a little help from the
    owner, primp alongside the hundred others striding down
    the grocery aisles and consider that if boots were made
    for walking as some contend, without us there wouldn’t


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