Shoes

When you departed

 

You left behind 

A pair of your shoes

Lying in the hallway.

 

I try to move the shoes

 

I try to put them away

 

But the shoes

Are heavier than the house

 

They are heavier

Than the world.

 

Oh little one

 

Child of every breath I take

 

Tell me how it is

 

That anyone

 

So young

 

Could possibly have run

 

So faraway?