Old shoes know all about ghosts

Old shoes know all about ghosts
the way the wearing down of a boundary
(a sole for instance)
can allow one to feel what’s on the other side.
Old shoes carry
premonitions in their toes
they carry hauntings in their heels
and there is always the music
otherworldly and faint
of the dances engaged in
by those shoes
before all the dancing was done. — Annette Marie Smith