we will be ephemera, kept
you and me.
hidden between two pages,
in a book, forgotten.
to be discovered, uncovered.
to cause the heart to become warm and flooded,
to cause a breath to catch and a hand to grasp
for something whole, for something real,
for something gone.
we will be a memory, clandestine.
pressed safely among words printed, pages bound.
a sturdy cover, a worn spine, a familiar title.
a simple feeling, an uninvited presence, a handwritten note.
to be unfolded and absorbed
to be savored and blessed.
to be needed.
we will be nostalgia, discarded.
a shred of recognition, lost.
a glimpse of hope, dissolved.
but we will be kept there, you and me.
whether remembered or felt, found or buried.
two hands held,
two souls connected,
two pages bound, tight.
kept tight and together.
sacred bond, unintended memory, transcendent ephemera.