A poem is
A leaf
A page
A note
A melody
A fragment
Of a memory
Aroma
A glint
The crack
Of a funny-bone
An unexpected
Fart
But not
Something
You keep.

It's that bend
In the road
You keep
Returning to
When you
Are lost
The song
Stuck
To your shoe.

The hug
You are
Hesitant
To offer
But get
In return.

The change
You give
To the man
With a sign
Who pretends
He's a vet
Because
You didn't
Give
To the VFW.

It's the
Ribbon
You stole
From your
Sunday school
Teacher
As a child
Because it should
Belong to you.