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Not My Shoes


These are not my shoes

They’re much too big

Or are my feet

Too small?


This is not my coat

It has no hood

I wont wear this

At all


This is not my face

My face had smiles

and happy eyes

Not frowns


This is not my life

It’s not what I had planned

I look around

I cannot see or understand

These broken dreams.

What became of me?

This thinning hair

This wrinkled skin,

These knees!


These are not my shoes

They are too small

They cramp my toes

I cannot walk at all

In these.


©Amanda Samm