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.