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Lexington Poetry Month
article by
Elle Caraway

This morning at Vacation Bible School
8 year old Jacob
50 year old Ms. Julie.

Jacob said:
“I think it’s crazy that there are shoes that cost more than a dog.”

Ms. Julie said:
“Well, I guess shoes last longer.”
And continued on with the story.

And tonight in my studio apartment
all my 23 year old self wants to say is:
“Give me a yard full of life, and I will happily walk barefoot.”

2 responses to “Barefoot”

  1. tina andry says:

    smart poem.

  2. “life usually just gives us a couple feet of real space, we’re lucky if there’s grass. a cheap shoe will usually suffice.” – commentary as a found poem.

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