furniture in a living room?
our grandparents’ marriage?
seating at a dinner party?
arrangements and steady income?
steady jobs, maybe?
the way ladders are held?
to keep us from falling, steady?
money shaken out of envelopes, steady?
asses wiped with remaining unread contents, steady?
jerking off onto paper with pen, steady?
gravy trains rolling south, steady?
no matter what’s on the other side of a stamp, steady?
daughters sometime need
and change with the tides
steady arrangements become
infused with eventual concern
with a knowing gratitude
constant wonder and gratitude
patience has to
become the only remaining