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Permanent Ink & Poetry Friday!

North Star Mall, San Antonio, Texas, 2004

 

Temporary Statement

 

Does the notion of permanent ink bother you?
Here's a solution: tattoo your shoe!


A peace sign, a T-Rex, a blue mynah bird,
a rosebud, a shipwreck, your favorite word,
the name of your loved one, a thought so profound
you might have to keep it and kick it around.

 

And if, sometime later, you think something new,
simply inscribe that on your other shoe.

 

Tattoos are intended to stay and stay.
If you tire of your shoes, you can throw them away.
So if you have doubts (and I'm guessing you do),
make a short-term commitment: a shoe tattoo!

 

Laura Shovan has today's Poetry Friday Roundup. Enjoy!

 

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