Where do the socks go when I do the wash?
I open the lid and theyâ€™re gone?
They donâ€™t seem to be anywhere in the house
And theyâ€™re not laying around on the lawn.
I remember quite clearly of stuffing the pairs,
In the laundry basket out in the hall
But when the cycle is over and the water has drained
I simply canâ€™t find them at all!
Itâ€™s really a puzzle and one I canâ€™t solve
Thinking about it makes my brain waves go flat
But that is when I suddenly recall
that in the laundry basket also were cats!
So I go on a second search of my house,
This time on my hands and my knees
And there underneath our master bed
Is a pile of socks I can seize!
-Mary Anne Miller-