Why I Wear Your Socks Today

'Why I Wear Your Socks Today' by Dana Littlepage Smith

'This is why I wear your socks today.' | Photo: Paula May / Unsplash.

I wear your socks today
so that I can see more deeply
into the old woman ahead of me
in the post office.

She is ashamed to be so slow.
She says sorry, sorry to the queue
as she shakes in her girlish jeans.
I repeat the words you taught me:

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