Shoes I

I remember those shoes
With a silver band

Hand down shoes for the poor kid
The pikey kid
The gypo kid

An act of kindness
Reminding me that I am different
Not the same

Dress up
Shape up

Be like us

But I cannot
Will not

Be like you

My difference is my weakness
And also my strength

I take the shoes
Play the game
Do what I need to do
To survive

But it’s my difference
That makes me thrive
Makes me alive
Makes me


Model: Heaven Crawley

Wordsmith: Heaven Crawley

Photographer: Unknown


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