8 Old Toes

8      Old Toes


I saw her toes going east and west

Mine have swallowed large blueberries

Old toes are not forgiving or inviting


Sanding rock hard heels now essential

The darning egg years older than myself

Is back in service often to save socks


Late at night you can hear these feet as

My heels begin to tap tap on old oak floors

Heading to the bathroom at three a.m.


Not pedicure worthy I nurture hard places

Hoping they last for the duration of me

Vanity has little status as I need these feet



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