A Missing Sock

The best means to address
a missing sock is found
in a poem, the home
of rhyme schemes.

For, in the first place,
socks need not match,
as we now know a poem
need not end in a plan.

But if not for mates
we won’t know when
one goes missing
or another is lost.

Then again, in this
morning’s laundry,
alas, two socks
in a mismatched

duo, and, instead
of looking around
for their mates,
decide to pair off.

4 Comments

  1. Dan Hen says:

    Infidelity or disinterest ? I guess sometimes a sock is not just a sock.

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      That “sometimes a sock is not just a sock” is the beauty of poetry.
      But it is still just a sock.
      The literal is always the first in line, the least leery.
      We get “sock” from “comic actor’s shoe.”
      April is National Poetry Month.
      My themes for the month include:
      we wash too much, use too much soap.
      socks don’t need to match
      (matching socks is like matching artwork
      to one’s home decor)
      and of course aging.

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  2. …the void finds a mate…

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      The void is one size fits all.

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