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THE HOSIERY MYSTERY

THE HOSIERY MYSTERY by JOHN M. ARRIBAS We Hear of Mighty Ships N Planes That Suddenly Disappear Never to Be Seen Again in Spite of Searches Far and near We Hear of Entire Exploratory Groups Vanish Without Trace No Evidence Is Found. Did They Venture into a Parallax Place Those Are Mysteries That Happen from Time to Time Yet There Is a Deeper Mystery That Happens All the Time Ask Anyone That Does Laundry the Answer Will Always Be You Wash Two Pairs of Socks but Retrieve Only Three This Enigma Perplexed Me, it Doesn’t Happen Every Load Just Enough to Deepen the Mystery, Keep You on Your Toes I Bought a Washer with a Glass Door in Hope I Could See What Forces Are at Work Causing this Unwanted Larceny But Each Time I Was Watching All the Socks Came Back to Me There must Be a Sock God, a Joker, a Master of Trickery Who May Hide a Sock from You Til All Is Said and Done You Discard the Survivor Sock, Then Find the Other One I Tried to Solve the Issue, by Tying Pairs of Socks Together Now I’m Not Sure If I Solved this or Lost a Pair Altogether If its Not the Washer That Is Causing this Air of Suspense It May Be the Dryer That’s Involved in These Sinister Events The Makers May Place an Ingredient in One of a Pair That Dissolves in Washing or Drying, Puff, into Thin Air Not Yelling Uncle Yet, There Has to Be an Explanation Hope I Can Find Answers N End this Universal Frustration

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