for less

for less
   for June Le Baige, in memoriam

Mum
why did you
settle for
all that uncertainty
everything here at
the great divide
you can take
in your hand
or upward look
of the eye hear it
like thunder of
an autumn come
everything has
its place even if
in another’s pocket
yet you settled
for that other side
always a person who
liked things in
their rightful place
put back there
again and again
till time itself
runs out be damned
everything’s still
where it should be
yet you finally
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