BECAUSE WE LIKE THEM

Today I made my annual purchase

of my favorite Talbot’s driving shoes…
Deep coral-red this year,
Cactus Flower, they call it.
Last year’s were Cornflower,
light blue and comfortable, stylish.
Simply too-too, if you know what I mean.
The young woman
in front of me at the register
stopped her purchase, reached out to them.
Oh, I need a pair! and  hurried to the shoe racks.
But, you have nothing red, said her husband.
He chose the practical navy.
She and I  raised an eyebrow.
One does not wear red shoes,
or blue, or yellow, or purple,
to match what she else wears.
She- we- wear shoes to brighten the day
to shock the eye, to make her-us laugh.
She did not buy them just then.  He seemed relieved.
She whispered, like Arnold, “I’ll be back.”
rJo Herman
2/13/16
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One response to “BECAUSE WE LIKE THEM”

  1. roxhhh says :

    OH, I FIND IT SO FRUSTRATING THAT THIS DOES NOT SAVE THE FORMAT IN WHICH I WROTE…BLAST IT ALL

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