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2020-03-10T11:30:11-04:00March 10th, 2020|Parenthood|

Socks

You are holding as many of your socks as you can
their little limp skins piled and draped over you

I put the laundry away a few hours ago
so I am instantly irritated
as you drop them at my feet

but something on your face looks different
a wobbly mix of resolve and concern
so I ask you as calmly as I can
why you have excavated your sock drawer

you said everyone’s socks had crashed
so they can have mine

I think back later
and wonder if you will remember my explanation
or just how I slid my hands
inside two of your favourite rainbow socks
and let them do the talking.

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