“Shoe Caper” by David Lawrence


This giant that stole my shoe had no self-esteem.
A vacuum forgets to fill up
and lets its holes
wander
into empty sadness.
Sometimes I feel I was a mistake.
Then i realize I must be wrong
and that my mistake
was just that.
The shoe that was stolen
has big dreams.
The eyelets have lost their laces.
But they still have lashes.