An Old Shoe


Shoe on the stream bed, Forest Falls, CA

What is it about an old shoe, left by a stream, an echo of a body passing by.

What is it about an old shoe, that blends like a chameleon into the surrounding sand.

What is it about an old shoe, plundered by water, wind and light, a hole-y vision.

What is it about an old shoe, that carries a story, left behind for us to contemplate.

What is it about an old shoe,  a carcass rotting in the sun.

What is it about an old shoe, the reminder of a brief moment of spirit made flesh, of emptiness, of returning.

What is it about an old shoe?

(would love to hear your, what is it about an old shoe?)


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13 Responses to An Old Shoe

  1. Theresa says:

    Our character is written in the creases and tears, the stains and wear patterns, the footprint and the sole/soul…

  2. smoothingly says:

    The old shoe reminds me of my Lucy dog, close to her demise. Her spirit bright as ever while she drags her doggie overcoat – like an old shoe – to and from her water bowl. Some deep fondness for that old shoe, that old dog, when I hold her in my arms knowing soon the overcoat will be empty, the spirit set free.

  3. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I do what Laurie’s mom does…
    where is the other one or did only one drop
    Take Care…

  4. Jayashri Fairclough says:

    What is it about an old shoe? The coming and the going. What happened in between?

  5. omtatjuan says:

    For some reason I can’t like any posts due iPhone malfunction. I like your words!

  6. risinghawk says:

    This is brilliant! I love it 🙂 Namaste . . .

  7. seeingm says:

    ~worn home to an inner place of so “comfortable”,
    that the foot that once shaped it,
    now finds it can walk on air~

    Sublime share K! -x.M

  8. dadirri7 says:

    what is it about an old shoe, dissolving back into formlessness?

  9. lauriesnotes says:

    My mom always laughs when we see an old shoe..wondering about the other one. 🙂

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