As I loosen my shoelaces,
My fingers trace the imprint
On my foot, with the hint
Of clammy sweat and closed spaces.
I jerk my foot out,
Feeling the coolness of air
As I wriggle my toe fingers, bare.
Just then, I hear a shout.
I realize that’s a call,
Inviting my foot to crawl
In the damp soil, and feel its worth
It’s not long before,
I’ve managed to sink my foot in,
For modest crumbs to heal the sore
Areas of my skin
I take small steps ahead
Coolness of the Earth sinking in my
Body as I give a little sigh
As I’ve walked the entire park,
I feel like I had escaped to
Nowhere but in myself and through,
And traveled away from the dark.
All my senses are activated
To my soul, elated
That had seemed dulled by life’s ordeal.
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Apprentice Editor: Cami Krueger / Editor: Rachel Nussbaum
Photo: Pixoto user Holly Froese