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Friday, March 23, 2012

Aglets



as I’m lacing my new sneakers
I find myself wishing 
aglets came human sized,
something to 
keep my 
frayed 
edges 
in check, 
help
na-   
       vi- 
gate     
       the 
ins     
       and 
outs    
      of 
life. 

9 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Isn't it one of the remarkable things of the English language that someone actually came up with the name aglet? I love your metaphor here, and feel I could do with a life-sized pair myself.

Mary said...

I love the way you arranged this poem, Mary. It really enhances the meaning of your words.

Marian said...

i love this and thank you for teaching me a new word!! do you really wear chuck taylors? we all do in my family, which makes us look like a geek gang when we all walk around together :)

Ella said...

I love this! Very clever of you~

Hannah said...

I love the way you used the words "navigate the ins and outs of life,"
in a zigzag fashion like this. So very clever!!

Grace said...

Nice form..I like the navigating ins and outs ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes i too could use aglets..love your poem form

Margaret said...

What a witty pondering you have here! I haven't come up with anything yet... and believe me... ordinary surrounds me :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Awesome capture of an intriguing thought. Love the way you strung your words sort of like a shoelace!