They’re the part of the outfit that requires the least amount of thought.

They’re typically covered by shoes, never to be seen or appreciated in broad daylight.

They’re removed at the end of a long day, their owners celebrating the sweet feeling of foot-freedom.

They're never invited to bed and regularly unwelcome under your sheets.

They’re tossed into the abyss of the dirty laundry hamper, not to be thought of again.

Or thrown on the floor only to be stolen by the dog.

There they sit, for days on end, waiting for the chance to reemerge.

They dream of the moment they’re allowed to shine again, maybe even peaking out from a pair of low top shoes.

They await the chance to be worn again.

To be useful.