Steve Luttrell

A souvenir
my father
brought from Europe
shortly after
World War II

they followed me
all my life
from home to house
to home

a pair of Wooden Shoes
painted with a bright
splash of Yellow, Red,
and Blue.

I think
I’ll take them with me
when I go

to give them back to Father
and thank him for the loan.



STEVE LUTTRELL was born and continues to live in Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College and is the author of ten books of poetry; the latest being Twelve Moons, Twelve Poems.  He was appointed to a two – year term as the second Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine.  He founded The Café Review in 1990 and has, to this day, remained the Publishing Editor.