For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Our Mother Six
Eternally intriguing. Did the infant die? Never make it to term? Did the mother have a change of heart after the birth and give the baby up for adoption? Was the baby born without feet? Did a tragic disease or accident precipitate amputations of the feet shortly after birth? And why sell the shoes? Why not donate them to a charitable thrift store? Dire financial need? Is the father the genesis of this mystery?
I always think I know what one of my sixes means, but others can and will bring their own sensibilities to construing it.
Six words in so many words.