Socks

Socks

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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a collaboration with Cherrie Palmer and Einstein Noodle to visit Cherrie follow this link! https://www.writerscafe.org/Cherrie_Palmer

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Socks

What is not…

is the familiar smell of coffee
waking me.
and the socks the dryer ate

(the balance is so strangely off).
like wearing grown up shoes when I was little.

 What is not…

is your frown when I say-
Guess what?  
I smile with the memory .. and
ghosts whisper like                 
old leather skins and 
fuzzy drunken tongues.

What I miss…

is your smile when I
held you;
Your breath when I breathed you.
Like the thinness of sea spray now. 
This only ..........................
is the hope that caresses me now.
thin mist and fog

What is fixed…

Is your tear when we thought forever;
and your fear of the dark
wearing black laces to keep socks pulled up ..............
A cold damp cloth is telling on your face

What is left…

Me holding tight the moment;
and facing the day off balance.
One sock on. One sock lost
and shoes that don't fit.

5/03/21 Cherrie Palmer with E.

© 2021 Einstein Noodle


Author's Note

Einstein Noodle
Cherrie Palmer made a comment to me about socks and I told her she better use it in a poem or I would. She sent me a first draft and told me to do what I will ... I did and we edited back a forth a bit and came up with this one. Hope you enjoy reading and feeling.

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You can write with anyone dear E, You can yield to/with who writes with You wonderfully, and you know that's a talent I myself don't think am able to. honestly when I read the title I didn't expect at all to read such contain, You both did an outstanding job, it's not about the originally of this piece alone, but also the sincerity and depth of emotions delivered as if it's one person who wrote it. absolutely marvelous piece my friend

"(the balance is so strangely off).
like wearing grown up shoes when I was little."

what's more gentle and fragile than this to express what it means to be lost without the beloved... a genuine tear falls from the deep heart over these lines.



Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

your remarks are deeply expressed and felt by me Light! thanks so much .. no kinder nor encouraging .. read more
lightsong

1 Week Ago

You both deserve it and knowing You over the years dear E, You deserve it all and more, You are one .. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Days Ago

(((((((((((((((((((((((((Lightsong)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
The first thing I thought of when I read this title was socks the cat (in the Clinton white house:) Just when I fill a void, another one shows up, it is a never-ending task:/ I know that some voids are not truly refillable and perhaps we don't want to completely fill them... for even in the pain of it, the little bits of joy hidden inside the pain is too precious to completely lose. But then I am reminded of what those voids would tell me if they could (and sometimes do) they would say don't hobble about on one foot you fool I'm still here inside you and for goodness sakes buy a new pair of shoes you look like an idiot LOL a great collaboration here guys well done

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

ahahahaha you offer sound wisdom sir! thanks for the chuckle as well .. yes one shoe off and one sho.. read more
I love the little memory snippets especially the last two , but the entire poem is much deeper than one see’s at the surface; these are real memories of a loved one in different stages of life; what’s left at the end is what you don’t like which is an old sock ( where is the other one? ) and the smell of coffee because those things are too mundane ( who wanted to think of them when you can reminisce all day long.
Well done!
Best
B

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Betty! not easy to clump around in one shoe and one sock .. the missing part always drawing o.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, you write such great reviews for my poetry and mine are from the heart; so are your comme.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

:))) I get a bit wordy at times .. enjoy immersing myself as much as i can in others writing .. i re.. read more
I loved this it’s so damn clever
I loved the last verse the best
What is left verse
Brilliant I say !

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

what a big smile your review has put on me face this morning Julie! thank you so much!
E.
Heaven perhaps is domestication. This is a very deeply felt write for me E. It is those small moment, snap shots, that really can be the most powerful.

Extraordinary write:)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

wow! thank you Pryde .. i feel humbled my friend .. so happy it touched you in such a way! peace and.. read more
I like this piece as a whole.
The words seem t flow...
Flow as your thoughts.
Nicely done.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

super gratified you found the flow in them .. most likely it is Cherrie Palmer's influence ... she w.. read more
Hi Einstein. First, a wonderful collaboration, speaking in one voice. Loved the "what is ..." tying the stanzas together. Sad -- the off balance of life when love is gone, just like a lone sock and shoes that don't fit. Great metaphor. Really enjoyed it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

so happy to have your visit and comments .. it was an easy colab .. the "what is" was what started u.. read more
A somewhat poignant write remembering what was shared now, cherished memories and those missing socks.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks always for your visits sir .. much appreciated! we all have them don't we ..missing socks ;)<.. read more
andrew mitchell

1 Month Ago

I wrote a poem on missing socks about a socks anonymous meeting.
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ahahaha it's a conspiracy i tell ya!
Incredibly woven as one voice born of two.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you! I found it very easy to work with Cherrie .. it was her "nugget" that started the whole t.. read more
matching memories lose a sock, and the shoes don't fit right anymore when we are suddenly alone and miss all those things we didn't know we would so much when they were gone.
we just go around the house with that one sock on, searching for the "other!"

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

aint it just the truth sir! thanks for taking time, jacob! you feel us and that means a lot!! peace .. read more

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