Someone lost a shoe while hiking in the woods
I do not know how he continued, walking over
gnarled roots and pebbles. Did he step on a worm
or on a slug; or a deer or a bug?
What scared him so to leave his shoe behind?
A troll or a bear? A chipmunk or a hare?
Did the park alarm ring while he was having fun
and he had to scoot lest his car became a pumpkin
what did he expect to find,
a fairy looking for a husband
or she, a centaur looking for his maiden?
So far nobody claimed the sad laced-up shoe
to find his or her love lasting and true.
DAILY POST: HIKE