Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Liz Parkin and Marguerite Feet

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
Blood red nails.

Their feet
Mine dirty
Painted toes
El gusto
Blood red nails
My tan seems darker
Below the ankles
The other shoed ones
What dusty roads
Have they traveled?
And how did they
Arrive so well groomed?
I wish I had a footbath
But meanwhile
I’ll smile and grin
Half a kilo light this time!
Seems an hour ago
And a lifetime since
I arrived
Running for the red truck
Blood red like my toenails
Oh, my dusty and well-traveled toes
Bye for now!
No, really, bye!

— Liz Parkin

Liz Parkin is a mother and grandmother extraordinaire. She is also an artist, writer, activist/shit-disturber, peacemaker, community volunteer, friend, dancer, survivor of domestic assault, Amazon warrior and fearless with the help of her friends. Liz writes poetry and paints acrylics of and in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco as well as the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Her art and poetry appear in Last Call: Poems, Stories and Art from the Costalegre (2015).

1 comment:

  1. Love this one too!!! You never cease to delight and amaze me!­čśś