us to choose separate lives
Don’t leave thinking of me
as another chapter in your story
No, I wouldn’t prefer that at all
Being an episode albeit special-
No, that would never suffice.
I’d rather you saved
my memory as a bookmark, a strip
hanging by a single thread
on to the pages, as you flip
through significant slices of your life
A tiny bookmark, perhaps not quite
as important as the characters in your tale
Yet, vital enough, whenever you fail
to find your way-
lost in a maze of chapters woven..
I could make you remember
just where to begin again.