Poetry: “In Her Shoes” + “Clockwork”

I N  H E R  S H O E S She tiptoed through weathered daydreams The unbidden delusion of gilded discord As it trifled her. Floored by fancy, by curtained naivetΓ©  As it toyed with her. For she slipped, slithered, spiralled  As the floor beneath her caved. The taut lacings of satin ribbon unraveling  Forewarned [...]