Thursday, April 27, 2017

Do You Have Anything For Leaving?


Do you have anything for leaving?
I want heels, devil red,
sharp toes, and expensive.

You know the type.
Those that walk over excuses,
leave a mark, put an exclamation
point on goodbye.


Hell, I’ve been living a country song
without giving a shit about the music.
He kept singing the same tune
until I couldn’t take another sour note.

He had a love affair with the bottle,
the smell of cheap cologne, and
saying it wasn’t his fault.

That pair! Yes, those are the ones.
It doesn’t matter about the cost.
I’ve been living it, now he can pay.
Oh, and I don’t need the box.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2017

#NaPoWriMo2017

Real Toads ~ Writing Shoes

(No, this isn't about me, but I know plenty of women who have needed these shoes.)



12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! This is fabulous, Susie.. Gad those shoes are pretty.

Kim Russell said...

'I want heels, devil red,
sharp toes, and expensive.

You know the type.
Those that walk over excuses,
leave a mark, put an exclamation
point on goodbye'.
Now that's what I call a pair of shoes, Susie! I couldn't walk in them, but they sound fabulous.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I absolutely love this!! Feisty!!❤️

De said...

That exclamation point on goodbye line is brilliant, and is gonna stick with me. The whole cadence of this is perfection, like clacking heels.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wonderful voice! (And great shoes.) And I love the throw-away last line that tells us she's putting 'em on right now.

Jim said...

My first thought was that with heals that high, wearing them would cause bunions. I knew a lady who left her husband while he was at work. Later he found dozens of kids's empty shoe boxes in the attic, one for each size for every child.
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Martin Kloess said...

Now I have one for you: A kiss and my wife was wearing the most expensive shoe I rarely saw.

Mama Zen said...

This is awesome!

grapeling said...

this is so good ~

Marian said...

Yes yes, those are definitely flying shoes!

brudberg said...

Those shoes are made for walking... reminds me of that guy being killed with a stilettos

Outlawyer said...

Ha! Better than ruby slippers! Thanks. k.