Saving Boots

Saving Boots


They’re still in the barn

His dozens of worn boots

Waffle stompers they’re called

Look it up


When in Alaska

I discovered old boots

Would become planters

Boots still working


While saving his boots

He was feeling

Both honored and

Thinking me crazy


This one style boot family

Size 10 Field & Stream

Allowed for that broken toe

On his left foot


Having earned their keep

I will haul them to the yard

Spray inside and out

With the garden hose


Planting each with flowers

I’m tempted to lay them

At random graves in the cemetery

Where he had dug for fifty years


TobeTTĀ  # 9

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