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Van Gogh's Boots

Van Gogh’s Boots
by Kitty Jospe


Only a pair of boots, a man’s only pair of boots. Leather aches into a stiff lip, chafes the space             mangled laces      barely close — peasant boots —             artist’s boots — mute mates.
One pulled up stark watching the other lip folded open as if ready to speak.
A painting of boots, one with a cow-thick tongue hanging in the bleeding shadows of a barn, the other kicked off,  crumpled in fatigue.
The caked spring mud says one man has been out in the world, walking. One flung to the bare floor, empty of sinew and bone, the other standing upright, a sentinel
watching over its mate.

March 2016 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy the Words on the Verge March Newsletter!View this email in your browserMarch 2016 NewsletterWords on the Verge Presents:
Bobbie Panek
March 26, 2016
5-7pm, Different Path GalleryA message from Bobbie:" I am a writer and poet. My poetry has been published in Sunshine, Many Waters magazines & Moondance and aaduna, on-line magazine, and in the poetry anthologies Common Intuitions, Remembering Faces and two anthologies with the National League of American Pen Women : Poems of the Super Moon and The Light Between Us. My articles have been published in the magazines: Birds and Blooms, Reminisce Extra, and Journal for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and I was also published by American Mothers. I wrote a weekly column, "Just Another Day," in Auburn’s newspaper, The Citizen. One of my columns was included in Reverend Albert Shamon’s book, The Power of the Rosary. And on September 1st, 2015 those forty-eight columns will be available in …