Shoes Without Laces – Jason Morphew

After her attempt
she wouldn’t wear laces
though surrounded by
infinite other ways
to do it
became her style
of refusing to be
with the world
ready for the rapture
of the EMT.


Jason Morphew started life in a mobile home in Pike County, Arkansas; he holds a PhD in English Renaissance Literature from UCLA. dead boy, his first full-length collection of poems, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil; he’s published a chapbook with Floating Wolf Quarterly and has a second chapbook forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. Recent work has appeared at,, and He lives in Laurel Canyon.

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