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Karen Friedland: High Heels

She stumbles along in high heels, 

like a queen who wants to be taller than she really is, 

in order to rule the sidewalks 

and men’s hearts – 

to beat out all those other dames 

in this hapless game of domination in the city. 


When all she really wants is to curl up like a cat, 

catching breezes through the gumwood windows, 

ink smudged on her fingertips, 

her little black dog poised 

to defend her against anyone and everyone.

Copyright 2020 Karen Friedland

Karen Friedland’s Places That Are Gone is available from Nixes Mate Books.

One comment on “Karen Friedland: High Heels

  1. loranneke
    November 21, 2020

    I loved wearing those high heels…

    Liked by 1 person

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