Partly Here, Partly There

On Antarctica, these gumboots protected from penguin guano, and

here in Portland, where it's always raining, they keep

mud from our backyard garden out of the kitchen,

an all but impossible task when Elvis bounds freely on four wet paws.

 

Straddling two worlds - a three-year old in papa's wellies,

I cannot stand upright in the present when melting

snow from the past sucks shod feet into soggy ground.

Notes: 

Poetic Asides Prompt: Day 3

For today's prompt, I want you to take the phrase "Partly (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make that the title of your poem, and then write the poem. For instance, your poem might be titled "Partly Cloudy," "Partly Crazy," "Partly Out of Touch," or whatever.