can a secret be kept
when i can't get it off my mind
an upside down and
often segmented feeling
that wont remove from my consciousness
i can't think for fear
that i'll lose that feeling
that i've come to remember
and forget
and remember again once
i've forgotten that i remembered it
that slightly serendipitous
and fallen waif of a
sometimes unbidden but always welcome
for it's the fear of losing it
that means it's never sent away
that secret
i don't know if it can be kept
but i'll try
for you