She Likes Shoes
She likes them a lot. Clip-clat; the sound, the shape, the different ways you walk. The aroma, the textures of shoes. She likes shoes much more than feet – her own, yours, mine. Much more than Cara’s feet.
Feet are an ugly necessity.
Cara, I’ll remind you at this point, is her best friend.
Life without shoes? Never! Without Cara, regrettable but not inevitable. Life without ugly feet on the other hand (oh, haha).
When she comes into the operating room Cara stops screaming and crying.
‘Now, Cara,’ she says, ‘these gentlemen are going to try something new.’
#10 in the ‘Beyond the Street’s sequence. An audio version is available here.