“The Foot of The Matter” is a little different than the usual offerings, from May The Verse Be With You. This recent scientific article about black holes made for very interesting reading indeed . . . So, a response was deemed necessary! Furthermore, whilst a black holes isn’t a “character”, in the traditional sense, they’ve featured in many a sci-fi plot. And now, they’re immortalized right here, too!
Ode to a Black Hole
Does taking things cause you to grow,
if so, is that where odd socks go?
Apparently, you’re all around,
but it’s been found you make no sound
Do you take them whilst I’m asleep?
Have you a heap of socks you reap?
If you truly everywhere,
when I stare why are they not there?
Whatever did you it for,
declare a war on my socks draw?
Is sock theft just a game you play,
a way to pass your time of day?
I’d had that pair less than a week
such cheek — you playing hide and seek.
Just return my odd socks to me
and kindly end the mystery!
All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy
Illustration by L. A. Cassidy
We’ve fused the “science” and “fiction” this week, although, where else could odd socks reasonably be explained as vanishing to? There are many poems about science, and also a few about socks, too. However, “The Foot of the Matter” may well be the only one that is about both! So, keep an eye on your socks, dear readers! Stay safe out there, in this strange universe. See you all next week!