like socks in a drawer
you can’t find,
they fold over on themselves
and get separated
for no good reason.
My dear, when you discover it all
don’t be sad: step back
and take it in while you can,
although they may feel the same,
try to notice each one.
(For Lily, inspired by the Cat Stevens song Father and Son.)
Photo by Loren Chasse (Oil City, WA).