Bare feet 
bruised by pebbles
bloodless pain
painless blood
strewn on pathways

-meaningless milestones
-rocky obstructions
-tiny stones puncture
fast-moving wheels
Each one has stories to tell
describe their personal hell

I just took too long
to listen
to write hurt
in red


24 thoughts on “Pathways

  1. “I took too long … to write hurt in red.” I interpret this as trying to stay tough, afraid to ask for help. Hoping the “hurt in red” she wrote attracted the attention of a shoemaker…

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