Last night I received my first
Memento of his name
I took it with delight
Embracing without shame.

I smile as I hold this metal
Page-holder with an ‘R’
I feel the coolness of it’s corners
And hope it takes me far.

Each time I move this solemn piece
As stories race below
I gasp at all the little tales
Just he and I will know.

Last night I received my first
Memento of his name
I rejoiced as it struck my palm
His heart but mine to claim.