Ode to My Shoes

my shoes
all night
under my bed

they stretch
and loosen
their laces

wide open
they fall asleep
and dream
of walking

they revisit
the places
they went to
during the day

and wake up
so soft

Francisco X. Alarcon, "Ode to My Shoes" from Bellybutton of the Moon. Copyright © 1998 by Francisco X. Alarcon.  Reprinted by permission of Lee & Low Books.
Source: Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems (Lee & Low Books, 1998)
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