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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Our Feet (Freeverse)

NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Our Feet (Freeverse)

The first prompt of NaPoWriMo was to select a book cover from this article and write a poem inspired by it. I chose the below one.

John Lord Peck. Dress and Care of the Feet. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1871 — Source.

And here’s my poem:

Making love to dust, tiles, marbles, 
raw earth, swamp and whatnot.
No wonder they end up cracked, 
with the tales of a thousand journeys 
dripping through those fissures.
They carry the weight of our daily lives, 
be it the sunshine we received 
by cracking our crowns open 
and embracing the pleasure of carpe diem
or the repressed damage we unscrewed,
wondering whether we are unlovable.
Stress becomes the preservative 
for the soles as they trod to conferences, 
parties, grocery stores, and back home.
By the end of the day, 
do we shower them with love? 
Let them know that they are cared for?
Go, apply the foot cream now 
or visit the reflexology clinic.

©Kavya Janani. U

If you love my poems, please consider purchasing a copy of my poetry collection – La Douleur Exquise.

You can check out my other freeverse poems here: Freeverse Poems by Kavya Janani.

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