I slippedmy feet into themas ifintojewel caseswovenwith threads ofduskand sheep's wool. (8-16)
The socks, in this first instance of slipping onto the speaker's feet, undergo their first transformation from being an ordinary object to jewel cases, somehow magically made out of dusk. The elevation of the everyday begins here.
Audacious socks,my feet becametwo woolenfish, (17-20)
Once the socks have transformed, they then transform their contents: the speaker's feet. The magic of poetic transformation is contagious.
two long sharksof lapis blueshotwith a golden thread, (21-24)
Now it looks like the socks and the feet are melding into one—the feet become sharks that are shot with golden thread.