Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sixteen Uses for Socks

(On a title from Timothy Welch)

Sixteen Uses for Socks

Rounding the heel,
Darning the toe,
-- a meditation on thoughtfulness.

Washed out by hand,
Dried on the towel rack,
-- a declaration
Of singular devotion.

Match them patiently
In the laundromat.
Leave the hundred
To search for the lost One
-- Manifest virtues.

Who can number
The ways
Of Love
Expressed through socks?

Betsy McKenzie
June 26, 2007


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