ocean in Her shoes

the dry earth – it's a desert

where the only water

lies in the teardrops that have fallen in Her shoes


He beckons: walk faster

but these puddles, they're heavy

like captured oceans that Her feet cannot swim through


He does not see Her rain

nor does He walk with heavy shoes

He knows not how sinking waves have kept Her subdued


He feels only the dry earth

– it's a desert, He sees not fit for

a womxn, who carries the ocean in Her shoes