We traveled to the city today in order to buy new hiking boots so that we will have ample time to break them in before we get into some serious hiking during the summer and early fall. On our way home late this afternoon we came across two moose walking across grain fields, a bull and a cow moose. I didn’t have my camera with me, unfortunately, so no photo was able to be taken. Now, it is time for today’s poem.
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With each day begun barefoot
the touch of toes being intimate
with all surfaces
the return to cold, wet ground
demands a compromise.
Until the season warms the earth
shoes and sandals serve
as mediators, a protective interface
between the skin and the earth.
Reining in the natural spread
of the foot has a cost
a loss of intimacy
and constriction with
all footwear feeling
2014 04 28 – Elrose, House of White