“Children’s shoes have far to go.”

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

Boyd K. Packer

Watch Jack Chapple.


Have far to go,
And the road stretches
Ahead of them
All the way to infinity.
Romper suits,
A green beret,
A Dutch bonnet.
Arm in arm,
They’re walking
Into the hoarding,
Getting smaller
As they grow.
They’re from a gone decade,
In for the long haul.
And the goal
Is what exactly?
Reach old age,
More or less whole?
Little pairs
Grown out of
Still exist, you know,
As hand-me-downs,
With mended strap,
Buckle sewn back on,
Heel renewed,
Or perhaps a scrap
Of leather from
An even earlier one,
One that has lost
Its partner years ago,
Serves as a patch
To save a sole.
“Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.”

About anthonyhowelljournal

Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....
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