poetry by j matthew waters

walking in your shoes

we went for a walk because that
was all we could do
besides stopping for the ice cream man

before hitting the pavement
I greased your wheels
and you smiled and laughed and clapped
like a maniac

going downhill was harder than up
but either way I cadenced
louder than your delayed shouts of hut
two three four
hut two three

safely back home by another way
we patrolled and swept clean the place
making certain the enemy
remains buried deep beneath our feet

may two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “walking in your shoes

  1. Perfect blend of innocent and dark. Great narrative!

  2. I love it !!

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