Billy Pilgrim’s Boots

They were handed down from my father’s father

and worn everyday

and slept in for fear of them being stolen in the night.

Actually, there was nothing to hand down except the thought

of a boot.

Crunching gravel and snow in winter and in spring

and tromping through mud in summer,

or slipping over fallen red, orange and yellow leaves in the

month before Halloween.

Walking on, round the circut of houses; it’s not far now,

it’s not far from here.

I could see the green siding of the house from down the street, but no matter

how close I got, it was still not the right time/space zone

to call it home. The house was always under construction

and mother was a zombie

amongst other zombie’s whose intent was to torture.

But I flew out of the pseudohouse as fast as I could,

and I trust in the wind,

the unpredictible wind.

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