December 23rd

img_0900It pays to keep ears and eyes open.
Take every chance to hear and to see.
The world is full of bright images,
like shoes  perched high in a tree.

How did they get there?  What was their purpose?
Was it simply to get a good view?
Or was it mundane?  Perhaps slightly insane?
Were they tired of being nothing but shoes?

The world’s crammed full of conformity, rules for directing behaviour.
Crackpots and demagogues shouting a lot – masquerading themselves as our saviours.
Yet still there are chances to seek and enjoy the odd, or delightfully absurd.
Such as illiterate precedents – things that don’t fit and shoes behaving like birds.