Mismatched Socks

Written by: Roxanne Schroeder

Fresh opened plastic,
  unstretched elastic.
Crew cut, solid white.
  Knee high, gray on white.
Wal-mart bag, home that night.
  Days go by, what a sight.
Wash the socks from the box,
  dry them now, match them up.
Not too long to realize
  something's up.
I search and search,
  then give up.
Crew cut solid white,
  gray on white, knee high.
My head goes back,
  out comes a sigh.