Come Fall

Here in NYC fall has officially come. It is no longer safe to leave the house without a legitimate jacket, multiple layers, and a scarf. Wind rushes off the Hudson and in response I hunch my shoulders up and brace myself. My southern-raised, Caribbean-bred body and soul do not take kindly to the cold (I somehow didn’t inherit that midwestern trait from my dad’s side). But despite my fear of the cold, I do honor and appreciate the changing of the seasons. So recognition of this time transition, here is a poem I wrote about my feet. My feet today and my feet in childhood and my feet in the future.


Come fall
summer feet
do not like to be bound
in thick socks
and boots.
They are used to
S P R E A D I N G out WIDE
on thick calluses
earned by

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