Monday, 1 February 2021

Running Shoes


Sometimes, 

some things 

become more than

things.

Become iconic.

Seek to represent us.

So these running shoes can

make a statement

about ourselves,

about who we are

or want to be.

Simple pumps,

designer trainers

both attach a label to us

to represent ourselves

to ourselves.

How we were,

how we are,

what we have


become


displayed for all to see.


But still

it’s not all.

Somethings still are hidden

the wheres and whys

of conflict 

and migration

and somethings are still 

in the running.

Running,

running 

smiling

towards a greeting.

Running

fearfully

away

fast.

Faster and faster

turning the labels to dust.



https://www.pricklypearpublishing.com/anacua-lit-arts-journal/running-shoes-by-lynn-white




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