Poetry

Joe Dolce: Two Poems

A Shoe is a Shoe is a Shoe When Prime Minister Julia Gillard dropped a low-heeled dark blue Midas Glorify size 36 wedge at Aboriginal Tent City it entered Shoe Closet Elysium with Jesus’s thong & Ötzi’s frozen-toe binding every culture slips into shoe fetish the Eygptian ancient soleless Cleopatra sandal Masai rawhide & Indian wood Japanese ricestraw Mexican yucca Chinese Golden Lily Slippers today Blahnik Vuitton Choo in myth-time Cinderella’s Prince The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Dorothy’s size 6 goodwitch ruby slippers Hans Christian Andersen’s whirling reds brought madness to dancers Gods and Heroes wore none…

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