Peg Duthie

Making Rice Dance

During the wedding,
he stepped on his godmother’s toes.

Ten pairs of boots later,
five countries away,
he’s still besieged by blisters,
rice emerging
out of every seam.

Peg Duthie is the author of Measured Extravagance (Upper Rubber Boot, 2012). There’s more about her at You can read some of her other short poems at unFold.