07 May 2014


If an expression of love is the plucking off 
of cobbler’s pegs from your sox, then I am 
devoted; though I’ll admit there were a few 
contextually non-aligned words-of-a-kind - 
in purest connotation, surprise, surprise, a 
bit left-of-centre, fundamental or basic with 
disgruntlement’s indignation suggested by 
mutterings like - “bugger this for a joke” 

But the job was done and washing loaded; 
and as smoke clears away it forebodes an 
eminence of evidence you are really worth 
extra effort sox-saver’s might’ve made into 
a sinecure; oh yes, still pondering whether 
suggesting their use is life-threatening - 
© 17 March 2014, I. D. Carswell 

*Sox-savers are used to cover exposed parts of 
any field workers socks. Quite useful in orchards
where Cobbler’s Pegs (Bidens Pilosa) are a
common weed.

Bidens pilosa is a species of flowering plant in the
aster family,
Asteraceae. It is native to the Americas
but it is known widely as an
introduced species of
other regions, including Asia, Australia and the Pacific
[1] Its many common names include: beggar-ticks,
cobbler's pegs, and Spanish needle.