"A Mile in His Shoes" by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

He suggested I walk a mile

in his shoes

and I told him that I

already had,

two miles actually

through the dog park full

of manure

when he was not around,

and that even though his shoes

were too small

I stood on the ends with my heels

hanging over the backs

to make everything


and then he was angry

and I asked if it was because

of the extra mile I had walked

as he scraped the bottoms of his shoes

against the front stoop

and wondered what else I may

have done.