Barefoot Adventure

White dress
White purse
White scarf
I am walking home barefoot

Misplaced my shoes in the department store
Took them off to feel the white shag between my toes
Looked back and they were gone

The wind blows my hair
A man with a briefcase squints at my feet

Where are my shoes??
Where is my shame?
Who have I become?

I pause – feel the wind, the warmth of the pavement beneath my feet. Then,

Chin up
Eyes bright
I walk.


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Author: Bryn Bamber

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