Stinky Foot

The only problem with

“Living our best lives”

Is that we don’t live them

Every day.

We speak a lot about

Positioning ourselves

With our best foot forward

As though that foot

Is the only one we have,

As though some days

Aren’t dark

Some nights-

Too long,

Some choices made-

Unfortunate.

None of us win

Every day

Every time.

We all have a back foot-

The stinky one with a mangled toe

That most people would

Never see,

But if we are to ever truly walk

With another,

This stinky foot,

This unsightly, unpleasant part

Of who we are

Is an undeniable part of ourselves

That they, and us,

Will have to come to see for

What it is

And walk together

In earnest.

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