A Look to the Past and Future

Here is an imitation of Work Boots: Still Life by Jim Daniels

A Look to the Past and Future

by Nicholas

Next to the garage door

fencing shoes slumber in the gloom

obsidian and blood red stripes map the nylon

and laces wilt

like the limbs of an exhausted combatant

waiting for the end.

The sole collapses on the ground like the groan

of someone too tired to whisper

a mouth that can hardly pant.

A look inside shows

a small amount of dirt with

a hint of sweat

an idea of safety from damage

the promise of steel and the many years to come.