Sandals in November – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

They called her crazy
an attempt to freeze 
her with jeers,
never understanding
that she chose to avoid 
too much comfort.

Empathy 
would always be 
her closest friend.
Arm in arm, they would
walk in sandals 
through November frost.

Warmed only by desire
for connection.

A step toward those
who had no shoes.

© Ali Grimshaw 2020
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37 thoughts on “Sandals in November – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. Why not sandals in November? I once did this at work and what a time I had trying to explain myself! I just liked the sandals, they matched my outfit. A powerful message skilfully delivered!

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    1. Helen, I appreciate hearing that this poem inspired you today. I am curious about what it is like to walk in another’s shoes. Poetry is one opportunity to do so.
      Have a great day.

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    1. Each of us chooses a path. Some step toward understanding the paths that others take and some have yet to become curious about why some live differently. Thank you for sharing your reflection. It is always appreciated.

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