NYC Shoes: ‘this is heaven but it hurts like hell’ – mtawlks


those new york new shoes
that kept both his feet dry,
kept him from street blues,
and climbed up to knee-high,
were down in the subway,
were down where it’s at
just below Bowery,
as we tried to forget
the place where we came from,
the suburbs of God
in time we will succumb
to face our façade
with feet that had carried
us forward from steel
the loves that we buried
were never so real,
and there’s another man wondering
with courage and pride
so far away pondering
the world’s great divide,
so strap on those new shoes
step into the streets,
the Man of the Good News
brings love that defeats.



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