(a 5-minute quickwrite from summertime 2009)
Flip. Flop. Freedom.
Sweet release from a winter’s worth of smelly closet.
Shuffle shuffle shuffle – sunshine.
Hot pavement. Splintery boardwalk. Sand.
Abandoned, as the feet fly into the water, oh so blue.
Flip. Flop. Fish!
Priceless protection for pattering pads
$3 thongs – can shove into a bag
travel the world and the neighborhood
flippin’ and floppin’ – man, life is good.
Kicked off at the hammock, the beach, and inside.
Let those feet breathe, dance, slip and slide!