Extract from Issue 8


I give you this simple gift of new socks
'cause I saw you wearing an odd pair the other day
but please don't change, stay unorthodox
just mix up the new pairs in your own quirky way.
I'm sorry they aren't a bit more funky
but by the time I saw some with a smarter design
I'd already bought these. They may be tweedy and chunky
but in a cold climate, sensible socks are a fine
fashion statement. I had thought
of buying the other socks as well as these
but that might overwhelm you with socks and I ought
to take it easy. But if it would please
you, let me remove these socks in the glow
of the fire and massage you gently from heel to toe.

Brian King

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