...brogues...and definitely not a trumpet...

By Richard Zola

21st Century

the heron in the stream
when would it have flown

if not for that sound
of a shoe breaking a stick

who's shoe

the shoe of the man with the bugle

which shoe
the left one

the right shoe in his left hand

the bugle around his neck with string
hanging down the back of his coat

was it his bugle

i think so
his lips looked hard

if not for the shoe
prayers of small fish
would have made the heron fly

is there any truth in that

DayPoems Poem No. 2342
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