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The Disintegration of My Sole

Feb 15, 2015 | Curbside Consults

A man in these shoes walks tall

stoic like a Great Dane

sipping coffee in their vibrant, ergonomic home

 

What did Jonathan Franzen say about freedom? Something long and profound

enough to make me laugh

and cry

 

I echoed the sentiment

felt it in our foundation

from the soles of my feet

in my Danish Eccos

 

The bottoms disintegrating from a design flaw

a technical glitch,

the floor smeared with loose and crumbling hydrocarbons

 

That defaced and lonely mermaid

still perched on a rock

in a chilly harbor

 

Bullet ridden Copenhagen glass

a stained flaw

at the bottom of my sole

 

IMG_8247IMG_8250IMG_8251http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/02/14/world/europe/ap-eu-denmark-shots.html

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/consumer/want-your-comfort-shoes-to-last-1.1310918#.VODml2TF8t0

2 Comments

  1. Honey

    Wow, this is in every repecst what I needed to know.

    Reply
    • Richie Smith

      Thanks for responding. Hope your soles remain intact.

      Reply

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