Little brown sparrow,
the boy in the bright red shoes
wants to fly with you.
First days of autumn—
pilgrims leave their worn-out shoes
at the wayside shrine.
the girl in the blue suede shoes
tilts her head just so
The girl with blue shoes
leaves them outside the back door
to play with the stars.
blue morning glories—
their long and twisting journeys
though they have no shoes