Two captain’s chairs
face each other,
in a stand off.
The man across
from me wears
white athletic shoes
with white socks.
I am wearing
new socks today,
100% cotton,
which are hard
to find these days.
It takes so long
to work these things
out in life,
to orchestrate
the details.
Most of the time
it seems like details
are all there is.
So when the one
bra that fits
is no longer available –
there goes the quality
of life.
Or the one source
of cotton socks
closes shop.

Some people travel
far on pilgrimages
to holy places,
I go shopping
for bras and socks.