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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