Friday, November 04, 2005

Frustration (Press)

Yesterday, I walked downstairs
and opened up the dryer.
I counted out the socks,
folding them as I went.
One pair... two pairs... three... three and a half...
wait- three and a half?
Wheres the other sock?
I opened up the washer,
but it wasn't there.
I looked inside the launry basket
and inside the hamper.
No where could I find
the missing sock-
Pink with gold and silver stripes
and a Hershey's chocolate kiss-
not a sock that it would be
easy to miss!
I ran around searching
until I grew so tired
I lay down on the floor
and there, rolled up inside
a shoe near my head
was my missing sock.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Pink with gold and silver stripes
and a Hershey's chocolate kiss-
not a sock that it would be
easy to miss!"

I love those lines. Very nice, overall. And knowing the topic, I instantly knew the author... lol. There's one thing I think you could work on: there should be a little more of a description of the searching, and maybe after you give up, too. Other than that, I think it's great, especially since your poetry topics freshen up the site with something you don't usually see in a poetry site.

Grumpy as Always said...

That happens to me all the time. I after a while just put it some where where I will rember and the sock usually shows up in a couple of loads.