To Walk a Mile
by Madeline

If you found a pair of shoes
sitting on the street corner, used
Would you take your feet and set them in?
Or walk by like you didn't see

Where have they been?
What have they done?
What would it be like to take
One step forward and two steps back
in a used pair of shoes

What would it be like
to walk a mile in someone else's shoes?

What if you could see the memories and the pain,
or the things that kept them sane?

Would it be fun, would it be nice?
To become someone else
even if it's just a mile.