an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

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There’s No Place Like Home

Eyelets, twelve black metal sets,
black round laces pull against them.
The top three empty divots,
laces weave a criss-cross system.

Dark purple-pink rough inside hide,
from backstay emerges loop branded.
Multiple bent creases splay wide,
smooth outer surface indent pocked.

Mud ingrained on graduated sole,
tread worn out of sight.
Half insole to counteract roll,
scuffed toe-cap rough and light.

Black thick stitching holds it together,
sunlight reflecting polished leather.