have heard dark stories 
on crossroads
seen the films


i intend to write more about mother 
her slight appearance 
later neatness

her enthusiasm a while for new

if I carefully mentioned I liked them
she would buy the same for me

unfortunately for me

it lasted a while
until she failed

a lockdown

her shape changed with age
as we do

dresses became more the thing
with belts

man made materials
with all those idiosyncrasies 

static and snagging

i walked then too
down the river and along