The lonely truth about sock monkeys (a poem)

Today’s entry…

You can gently touch the sock monkeys
but don’t expect a response

They may look cute on the outside
but they’re dead on the inside
as dead as the cotton/rayon/polyester blend
from which they’re stitched

They may keep your feet warm
and even wick away moisture all day long
but they’ll never provide more
than a fleeting moment of entertainment
before something else catches your eye

(29 May 2017)