Poetry Corner

Socks

Pairing socks
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Little jobs are tricky with one arm. 

Big jobs I can manage 
I can do the washing, 
even peg things out 

I grab with an open jaw of peg 
transfer to the line 
I find fun in challenge 

but I can not pair socks together. 

I have years of accumulated socks, 
a lot of them have lost their partners, 
languishing sadly in a drawer 

I have some cuddly socks 
with L and R embroidered on them 
they make me smile 

When I got around to washing my socks I
 found the reason for my fall – 
I was wearing two Left feet!


Bridget Enever

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