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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Kelly Eastlund

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For years I saw my feet as ugly
with an odd array of toes:
one fairly normal,
three long and bony,
the smallest stubby and curled
as if counterbalancing its finger–like siblings.
Then one day a shift came
and I saw their stoic grace —
these two servants who have carried me
to mountaintops,
over tender grass
and burning asphalt,
without whom I could not dance.
And I bent
and asked their forgiveness.