Ankle Boots

I bought them in a sale,

brown ankle boots

divided down the centre,

one half shiny leather 

the other suede.

They were cheap,

a real bargain.

One had been kept in its own dark box,

the other displayed in the sunny shop window.

So one was faded, 

the other not.

But it soon caught up 

and then they were a perfect match.

I love them still, old as they are.

A lace broke years ago

and was replaced

by one slightly rounder,

but it doesn’t show

so no one knows

the difference.

And I love them still,

my old brown boots,

well worn but still going,

a bit like me!


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