Friday, August 3, 2012

camel shoes

Camel Shoes

I have a camel on my nightstand.
He wears two shoes.
At night.

He is stitched into an elaborate,
Miniature Persian rug coaster.
With fringe.

He came to me by way of an old friend
Who brought him back from Saudi Arabia.
He wears two shoes.
At night.

Unless I am sick, then he wears more.
One day, I hope he can be free
Of his two shoes forever.

We will sleep better, on our own feet,
Without those two damn shoes.
At night. All night. Every night.

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