Poems and Poetry

Rollerskates | A Poem by Shelley Nutting

in the hall closet,
that once traversed
the tarmac with
such grace,
resigned to be
a haven evermore
for spiders,
as you trade
them for a sleeker shoe
a better fit
for the newer
‘grown-up’ you.

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2 thoughts on “Rollerskates | A Poem by Shelley Nutting

  1. Michael Walter

    I love this. The idea of “traversing the tarmac with grace” implies such a carefree experience. There’s also a subtle contrast between those rough-and-tumble rollerskates and the “sleeker shoe” that’s quite powerful.

    1. Shelley Nutting

      Thank you Michael, written for my daughter’s transformation from young girl to young lady.