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socks by Benjamin Weinberg
 

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  • Just a pair of black socks
    stark in the glare of the bathroom’s bare globe
    only “Dr. Scholl’s” in faded script along the arch,
    distinguishes them from any other folded pair
    but even limp and empty they hold
    the day I bought them
    from the Ellsworth Walmart
    and every step between
    like a child’s dot-to-dot
    from here to then
    from there to now


    in the glare of a bare bulb
    caught between the mirror and the door
    I wondered
    that so small a thing
    could stretch to hold so much
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