02 February 2011

Sock By Sock

socks

sock by sock
that’s what she said
no vague innuendo intended
just earthy epithets for
the way he moved in

ground rules forbade a
casual invasion – perceiving
sacredness at stake
leastways settled
inconsolable debt

but here you are – sock
by sock, an incremental
accumulation of familiarity
in clandestine clothes
littering the floor
© 15 October 2010, I. D. Carswell