Getting Ready to Go Somewhere Else

I’m good at going

but not at getting ready

if I had only black shoes

choosing shoes

instead of thinking yellow for California

or silver I don’t know what color California is

or what color I would like to be

what light looks like and the rooms where we’ll sit

and of course I know this only matters to me

in second grade my family went to visit my grandmother

in Los Angeles

I wanted to wear red shoes then

on the plane to California  maybe for reasons

of history I should wear red shoes now.

 

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

3 Comments

  1. me too! very ready to go and hate getting ready
    so resonant with you, esther…. just go, dont get ready and see what thats like.!

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