Prompt–Monday, April 2

In a classroom you find an orange drawstring bag with a pair of shoes inside.

When a shadow refuses to follow

I leave my shoes behind
and say no, I will not
run another lap
around the track
or the pond in your
backyard.

These shoes ran too many
laps in their lifetime.
They asked, if in retirement,
they could rest in a closet
or perhaps a beach
and watch flip-flops toss
sand into the water.

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