As soon as humans
they lose the fight
to not wear shoes.
It is the first Great Tale of Woe:
of heel and toe.
Why strap down that which was born free
(the argument would seem to be).
Life's just more fun
in bare toes:
ten little piggies in two little rows,
doing their best to stay exposed.
For, when they're first stuck in a shoe:
it seems, man's inclination is to
kick it off
and chew, chew, chew -
upon that odd clodhopper shoe.
note: chodhopper is an idiom for a heavy shoe.
photo: Baby Steps - W. Bourke
2013 Wendy Bourke