Sometimes You're Too Carefree

Sometimes You're Too Carefree

By: Isabel Zheng

the ends of a shoelace is called an

aglet. did you know that?

to secure the ends from fraying,

dead and tired,

spreading from one end to the next,

unwinding until one string turns to

three. it

reminds me of

you, telling me

everything is going to be

alright. a cap to secure

the fraying ends.


my shoelaces may

come undone. they may be pulled

as someone steps on

them. nothing may catch

me as i fall. but

no worries

my shoelaces are still one.

these will get worn out

through all the kicking and

running. holes will appear

and my feet exposed. but

no worries

i still have my cap.