Breaking into new boots

Self-Introspection

or

Breaking into new boots

Quite the same process

Both

Take time

weathering

exposure

random exploration

Both hurt

really bad

sores that need

just letting be

Hobbling around

with both

is an arduous task

be it

a raw squashed ego

due to

self-introspection

or

a blistered toe

due to new boots

Both self-inflicted

The rewards

being

a sole that wraps

around the foot

like a lover’s hand

and

a soul that

recedes into the ego

like a healers balm

Both

leave scars

the early ulceration

on the toes

and the crushed grains

on the shoe uppers

the picking and probing

of the self,pride and assumptions

Injury marks

that define the

beauty of cracks

on

good old leather

and the casual

confident beauty

that comes from

a ripe sense

of self-assurance

The process needs

to be allowed

its time though

each pair of shoes

and each of us

has our own

threshold

of

how long

it may take

to be free

of the

agonizing pain

that is caused

when

breaking into

our own selves

 

 

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