The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Shoes' by D.Knape
This week's Poem of the Week is 'Shoes' by D.Knape, a humorous look at the oft forgotten load-bearers that take us places, serve our needs and are then put in the cupboard until the next time they are called upon. David creates an entire poetic world for them to play in and reminds us that, perhaps rather than eyes, it is shoes that are the window to the soul.
Below he answers our Q&A in his own distinctive style:
What got you into writing poetry?
Community Service, assigned by the judge.
How long have you been writing?
Since birth. The womb did not have enough light.
Do you go to any open-mic nights?
Not any more. I have been banned from most venues.
What’s your favourite poet/poem?
Any of mine. (is there a U in favorite?)
You're cast away on a desert island. What's your luxury?
by D. Knape
whether you know it or not
they talk in the closet
in the dark
they hold conversations
(these are the odd noises you sometimes hear at night)
they speak of all the places they've been
and compare notes about their wear and tear
of supporting 150 pounds or more
of being rained on
walked on and kicked off
then sometimes they will speak
of the lady shoes they met
the high heeled beauties
that walked by with such style and grace
it made them want to know more
to seek their company in private rendezvous
in some dark romantic corner
there is community among shoes
so wide in their diversity
they know your every move
and everything you do
they've seen it all
they've smelled your socks
they've been in your closets
they've seen your dirty laundry.