I Heard You Took a Walk in Another Man’s Shoes

︎︎︎ Sophie Appel

︎ October 11, 2022

We agreed the blonde actress
was beautiful in the teeth

Because we drank
chaos became Slivovitz

In the shadow of a field
it’s not a field by the way

Shoes were replaced
locked out in the morning

Four other siblings surround our births
you can understand that

He’s probably stood on a bridge
with his arms crossed thinking

This is the worst holiday of my life
where are my shoes

Sophie Appel is a poet, curator, and archivist currently living in Oakland, California.