Orange bands chained to your ankles
Purple and gray shoe.
The association rankles.
Bondage. Not for you.

Step away.

(Based on Austin Considine’s “When Sneakers and Race Collide“, New York Times, June 20, 2012.)

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2 Responses to “Shackles”

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    Interesting article — hadn’t heard of these . Fascinating.

  2. vbholmes says:

    I rather miss using current news items as my prompts–certainly kept me abreast of the second-tier stories.

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