Outfitted for Life

Proper footwear is to people
what claws are to a cat;
that which enables your grip on life;
naturally- on the hunt,
we flex, we dig,
our eyes become wide,
like vampires under the moonlight
our feral side revealed,
A scenic stretch of beach
laden with barnacles
can slice ribbons of bloody flesh
on tender feet,
always wear the right shoes
for today’s travels