Sunday, April 18, 2010

An orphan


Found in a parking lot. Just laying there. All pinkish. One little girl's shoe. How did that happen? To whom did it belong?

One could even write a poem about this kind of thing. Wait, I did that! In fact, it's called "Orphans of the Feet," and you can find it here.

26 comments:

brattcat said...

Poor little girl. This looks like a brand new shoe. Her mama can't be very happy about this.
It's a very clever poem, Jacob, your "Orphans of the Feet"...it's a piece that definitely has legs.

Anonymous said...

Well written poem!

I like the vivid contrasts of the pink against the drab parking lot tones.

The shoe looks new to me, not one speck of dirt or one smudge is on it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My guess is that the same person who left the toy that you showed 3 or 4 days ago probably dropped the shoe walking to their car in the parking lot.

If someone were wearing the shoe, she would have noticed that it fell off.

Kate said...

I may have lost the message I left on your link. You are a constant source of amazement, Jacob; love a man who writes poetry!

Paula said...

Somewhere a little girl is crying. Or getting ready for a shopping trip. :)

Loved the poem! A perfect tie-in.

Olivier said...

et une petite fille qui va se faire gronder par sa maman ;)

VP said...

One could even think that you dropped this shoe on purpose, to show us your poem.
Which, by the way, is a lovely and creative one. Bravo Jacob!

Bibi said...

Your poem is just great! I agree; I love men who write poetry.

At first, when I saw the photo, it made me think of a much more somber situation....a kidnapping. I've been reading the newspaper police blotter too much.

Rose said...

Great poem! And I do often wonder what happened to the mate.

Kcalpesh said...

May be some kid forgot the shoe there while playing! The vibrant pink against the textured ground looks superb! Thanks for posting the link to poem! I liked it too!

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Dan J. said...

My shoe !!!!! :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Aw how sad. The little girls brother probably thew the other out the car window. You know them big brothers. MB

B SQUARED said...

You are now the Official Poet Laureate of CDP.

Lois said...

Somewhere there is a parent who probably is pretty upset about losing this shoe since it looks almost new! Great poem too.

Hilda said...

I think it belongs to the little girl who lost her carousel toy too.

Jarart said...

If I were to make a guess, it would be that her older brother threw the shoe out the car window just as they were leaving.
Loved the poem.

Daryl said...

Likely a child was being carried or in a stroller and the parents were too self involved to notice ... nice catch!

Photo Cache said...

some kid is missing a shoe and some parent are going to spend more money on "incidentals"

great eye.

worth a thousand words

cieldequimper said...

Looks brand new. I can imagine someone getting a bit scolded...

Per Stromsjo said...

The big brother theory is interesting but I also think it looks pretty new and was dropped while being carried to the car. Still, makes for a good photo. Sort of poetic, even.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice poem. Nice photo, too!

EG Wow said...

OOPS! I think I can hear her mother scolding her now!

Trillian said...

An original shot and poem...very nice both!

Halcyon said...

Things like this make me wonder too.

I actually played golf with a one-legged man this weekend. I'll have some pics of the course later this week.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You could write a WHOLE NOVEL about it. Cool!

Coolkayaker1 said...

EVer notice, whenever you see a shoe on the road or the highway it's ALWAYS alone. Never, ever the other shoe with it. The only exception, when you ALWAYS see two shoes together, is when you see a pair with laces tied together thrown over a telephone line.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson