Lonely sole 

by Jiahe Wang (Shanghai, China)

In my room, a single sneaker sits, its laces neatly tied in a state of abandonment. Once part of countless adventures and long walks, it now seems to long for the days when it had a matching companion and the warmth of a foot within it. This lonely sneaker holds the stories of its journeys and the memories of places it has traveled, patiently awaiting the day when it can once again fulfill its sole purpose.