shoe collection

i am trying to get some
books published this year

for years
i have been hand-making them

much like a cobbler
fashioning every
sequin and nail

creating variety

building them from the heart

these books are small concrete reflections
of places i have been

some are glamorous and green
some are black boots, muddied
and some are velet and serene

what ties them all together is their destiny

to be pulled up and down from the shelf

still dazzling
after their stories

have been worn in