Suzanne Edgar: Four Poems

A Popular Song, 1930s for K.E. White   Back then, no boys made passes at girls in glasses & never at those who wore boots.   When other girls wore pointy shoes cut low to show their ankles off her twisted feet were locked in boots buttoned down on both sides.   As she limped about, the butt of smirks, a popular song burned her ears: “Boots, Boots, Boots, Boots, Movin’ up and down again!”   After a surgeon’s knife on bone, pain, and the wait for brand new shoes: sensible lace-ups, “nigger brown”. No sling-backs or peep-toes, but real…

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