Small Shoes

by Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

If there are fewer stars now
than when I was a child,

I can’t say
which are missing,
who was the last to see them.

Is it not a crime
unless we call it a crime?

It is difficult to document
a disappearance,
a boat full of stars

Stars lying in the sand

wearing small shoes.
Add that to the report:

some of the stars washed up
in small shoes.

Last updated October 30, 2022