Shoes appear and disappear from thresholds. Sometimes, they change. Other times, they stay where they are and grow old and well-worn. Sometimes, they vanish for years at a time and come back out of the blue, looking bright and shiny like not a day has passed. Their place is not always earned or deserved, but try telling that to shoes.
Rupi Kaur is a Canadian-Indian poet, writer, and illustrator. Read her work, there’s a quiet beautiful depth to her.