Carolyn Brunelle


Shoe - Poem by Carolyn Brunelle

I found a single shoe one day
Just lying there alongside the road.
Been wondering about its owner;
The story behind how it became a loner.
I pondered...

How can you lose just one shoe?
You know they generally come in two’s.
It could’ve been violently thrust airborne
In a car accident. Ambulances
Pick up people, but not too many shoes.

Maybe it was some other incident more bizarre.
She was out for a night run and fell.
Alone and without a cell phone,
She limped her way home
After a fruitless search.

Could be a child tossed it from a window.
Where to look then, if you didn’t even know?
Bet she cared when she needed it later;
And irrated her no end
Not being able to find it.

Have you seen anyone lately
Who is strangely wearing only one shoe?
Tell her that
Oddly I, too, have only one shoe.
So, now what do we do?


Comments about Shoe by Carolyn Brunelle

  • (4/13/2008 7:10:00 PM)


    lovely piece, i like it a lot. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008



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