My Boots

Journal Free Writing
My boots are leather
They are black and shiny
Standing one foot tall
From collar to heel
The surface is smooth
Leather near the toe is soft
Wrinkles along the forefoot
Showing their age
These boots have been with me
For several years
I’ve worn them for working
In the yard and in the garden
They have been with me
In my studio and out for a midnight walk
My boots are special to me
I wear them for most everything
Keeping my feet safe
Becoming so familiar
For what my boots do for me
I take care of them well
Once per month they are oiled
Once each week they are polished
When they are finally worn out
I will have them restored
I have several pairs of boots
But these are my favorite.