Home Bitter Poems homage to fried shoes*

homage to fried shoes*

bum feet

street-beat wise

sunk in banged up shoes

previously

dumpster swiped

lean

hobo soled

holed

haloed

covered in foot funk

sock stink

grime

 

no blue suede shoes

snappy tassel loafers…

 

gamy high-top sneakers here

retro Corso’s

weary

worn down

creased

re-knotted

raced in

hiked

trod on

 

floppy tongues

lace escaped

like breathless dogs

panting

under strain of too much heat

almost at the end

of their 10,000 mile journey

to wherever it is

the fallen arches

on a hardluck grit’s

fried red KEDS go.

 

*fried shoes… Gregory Corso reference

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By NEIL BROSNAN: fried shoes