Nature mates the socks.
Socks that cannot find a mate
Are singled out from the herd
Competition is fierce;
Many endure slaughter.
Even mated pairs face danger
Especially if nature makes a mistake
And drinks too many martinis
A herd can find itself stranded
Trapped in the wrong drawer
I have studied this in real life,
But I have never seen it portrayed on television.
If it was portrayed on television,
Children would have to look away.
Responsible parents would cover their eyes
Whispering how that little sock survives