Tumblewords

Fractals Photos Poetry Prose Watercolor

Monday, January 28, 2008

Shoe Fetish




Birkenstocks
brief sport socks
Old Navy flip flops
and Costco flannels
a few tie-dyed T's
serve just fine
'til dreams nudge
that old-time life
where shiny red
spike heels and
flippy skirts dance
in the midnight dark.





Writers Island prompt: Desire

24 comments:

Marja said...

Great poem and desire starts with red dancing shoes

watermaid said...

I'm not sure what birkenstocks are but I really empathise with the sentiment in this poem . . .oh for the days when I wore stiletto heels and danced the night away.

keith hillman said...

How you ladies manage to stay upright in stilettos let alone dance beats me! Nice post as always.

gautami tripathy said...

I too have a shoe fetish. However, I collect sports shoes!

Housing my soul

totomai said...

the poem has a rhythm the way a couple dances. lovely write

Fenny said...

where are the days ... lovely poem as indeed always

I've presented you with the 'A roar for powerful words!' award from The Shameless Lions Writing Circle ... would you be so kind and pick it up at ... for some reason I can't get a link inhere ... so I left it under my name

Richard said...

Yes, indeed, and in the closet of my life "Franciscan" sandals, Merrels, and wingtips tip-toe past the biker boots dreaming of the Days of Rage, and the Red Wings somewhere on I-80 heading for somewhere else.
Thanks for your post, who would have thought shoes would make such a great "memoir."

Brian said...

I prefer bare feet. Not Rose though. ;)

Herb Urban said...

My wife is a shoe hoarder, but like you I think she values comfort over style more these days. Every now and then when we hit the town she brings out the heels and complains about how she could ever stand wearing them.

I'm a guy -- a simple guy. I'd wear sneakers to my grave if society would let me.

LittleWing said...

it's all about the red heels....i so agree...

noahthegreat said...

It's weird how things end up when you feel everything is going to stay the same. It never does, though.

On the whole shoe topic:

I have like 13 pairs of shoes.

The chucks are like $10 a pair, so I go and get a bunch of different colors.

Revathi said...

ha ha ha true true ..;)

Mary Timme said...

Argh! You reminded me of how much I miss being able to wear high heels. Ah, sigh, they were my weakenss. . . And I looked good in them, too.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Phew! dreams about turning back the clock and why not? Don't you just love those flippy skirts and red heels?

Constance said...

Very nice! I love how you just slide into those heels. :)

Lucy said...

oooh la la You are speaking my language tumble!

chicklegirl said...

Very clever (and makes me want to shop!)

anthonynorth said...

I could understand this. not that I'd wear high heels now. But those platform boots of the 1970s ...
Great times.

Gemma Wiseman said...

There'[s a smiling magic in red heels! Like a passion alive! Red roses on dancing feet! A real Valentine's day kinda memory!

Just lovely!

Smiles and Light

giggles said...

This one is all about me!! Ha ha and I always loved those red shoes of yesteryear! Excellent as always!!

forgetfulone said...

My husband and I mentioned shoe fetishes the other day. Not because we have one! don't ask. I really like your poem, especially "flippy" skirt.

UL said...

this is one gorgeous post...loved it. I love my shoes, the spikes I mean...I was ordered off them due to a knee injury for the past eight months, but now I am given heads up...so cant wait to go wear them!

rch said...

Hi Tumble, I find myself looking for my old sneakers now ;)

rebecca said...

oh, yes...the comfort of birkenstocks and flip flops! i've become quite attached. but i also do like my sexy heels every now and again...i must say, they make my legs look mighty cute! :)

and, i have a pair of RED clogs which are my fave. a nice deep, leathered red....comfy and sassy....good combo!