Monday, May 09, 2011

Happy Lost Sock Memorial Day

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This is a repost from 2008. I had forgotten about writing this, but when I added the "Most Popular Posts" widget this week, lo and behold, there it was. (Scroll down.)

So what the hey. Enjoy.

Ode to a Lost Sock

Does anyone know
where the single socks go
when a pair of them go in the dryer?
Do they slip out to play
and wander away,
forgetting that they are attire?

Do they tire of their mate
and their tiresome fate,
every day in the dark of a shoe?
Do they follow the song
of a silky black thong
and cling to that siren like glue?

Are they captured by pirates,
or stolen by gnomes
who are jealous of our cozy toes?
Are they pilfered by mice
to make their nest nice?
Are there gangs of barefoot Eskimos?

There are those who say,
in a sinister way,
that a dryer's a portal in space;
that socks who fall through
(and they swear this is true)
warm the feet of an alien race.

Ah, does anyone
anyone anyone know,
someone who isn't a liar?
Does anyone know
where the single socks go
when a pair of them go in the dryer?

Copyright May 2008

4 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my goodness!!! You've been to MY place!!! Great morning chuckle for me:)

Daryl said...

More Socks
by Jules Feiffer

I go to the laundromat to do a wash. Included in the wash are 8 pairs of socks.
Out of the wash come 6 pairs of socks plus 1 grey sock and 1 blue sock.
A week later I go to the laundromat to do a wash. Included in the wash are 6 pairs of socks.
Out of the wash come 4 pairs of socks plus 1 black sock and 1 green sock.
A week later I go to the laundromat to do a wash. Included in the wash are 4 pairs of socks.
Out of the wash come 2 pairs of socks. The other socks never show up.
The next day I go to the laundromat. As an experiment I put in nothing but my last 2 pairs of socks.
Out of the wash comes a body stocking. In the body stocking I find a note.
The note says: "Quit trifling with the laws of nature and bring the machine more socks."

MyMaracas said...

Barb, glad it gave you a grin.
:-)

Daryl, that is awesome! I'm still laughing. I may put up a sign over my dryer with that last line.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fabulous..thanks for the smiles!
Kiki