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poetry by j matthew waters

those shoes


she wore them only
on special occasions
and every time I saw them
I just wanted to slip them off her feet
and take her upstairs

but alas that was just a wish
and we paraded into town
high heels and all
the center of attention
every place we ventured

wickedly well rested
we danced into the night
tearing down disco walls
and cutting beale street rugs
deep inside memphis


august two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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13 thoughts on “those shoes

  1. This poem has such young vibe to it! But using “disco” seems so 80’s! I guess 80’s young! Thank you Matthew for the poem 😉

  2. I already commented via twitter but reading the full poem is even better!

  3. You are into women’s shoes!

  4. Such a sexy, loving write – very cool, my friend! K

  5. Loved the little touch of “sexy” in this one and also the fun disco age, which I remember…ouch! Oh well, it is what it is! I really liked this one, too, John! 🙂

  6. A feminine version of “Walking in Memphis”

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