Julia's Shoes

Julia shows me her shoes

which are sexy and chic.  

They suggest that sleek

upright look some women put on

to go out in.


Shoes of suede,

shoes with high heels,

shoes of black and green and cerise

and even with dainty buckles

of diamante.


There is clearly more to shoes

than being shod

and these shoes show it.


Shoes to be worn

that can turn the head  

by women who know it.


Shoes that thrust

the body upward

into a phallic

pillar of power,

a sensual strut.


But one pair

with a cute peephole

through which to show

a glimpse of toe

whose nail gleams red,


suggesting these shoes

might be worn

for just a while

in bed . . . ?