New Shoes

by Arsalan Pirzada

Every time it happens, it leaves me stranded in outer space with sand in my pockets. I do not know the maybes and why-nots. I feel like people trying on new shoes in a shoe store, looking for the perfect fit. Every time I think I've found it, my feet start aching, sometimes blisters too. Out here, there is no "one size fits all." There is only you, me, and sand in our pockets.


Arsalan Pirzada wishes people spoke music.